Canada Ebola

Canada Shuts Its Doors To Visitors From Ebola-Hit Countries

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.31.2014 | Canada Travel

TORONTO - Canada is following in Australia's footsteps and has closed its doors, effectively immediately, to people from the West African countries ba...

Canada, Don't Forget About Basic Population Health

Hedy Fry | Posted 10.31.2014 | Canada
Hedy Fry

‎Canada should and could have a role, working through the World Health Organization, to create such basic systems, through international aid. But, it must also look internally to the failure of our own health system to serve the needs of our Northern peoples where TB is highest (234 cases per 100,000) primarily because of inadequate housing and overcrowding.

Stop Crying EBOLA And Get Your..

CP | Lindsey Tanner, The Associated Press | Posted 10.30.2014 | Canada Living

CHICAGO - Fever? Headache? Muscle aches? Forget about Ebola — chances are astronomically higher that you have the flu or some other common bug.That ...

Nurse Defies Ebola Quarantine

CP | Robert F. Bukaty, The Associated Press | Posted 10.30.2014 | Canada

FORT KENT, Maine - A nurse who vowed to defy Maine's voluntary quarantine for health care workers who treated Ebola patients followed through on her p...

Understanding the "Fearbola" Infection

Jason Tetro | Posted 10.27.2014 | Canada Impact
Jason Tetro

The extent of the infection of the public mindset inevitably rises towards the apex of a full-blown panic. At this point, the reaction is given a name as if it has become its own threat. In this case, the word was an almost too perfect mix of the reaction and the cause: Fearbola. But as seen in the last week, once the apex has been reached, there is no other direction to go than down back towards calm.

5 Steps You Can Take If the News Scares Your Kid

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 10.27.2014 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

With recent world events escalating in tandem with the ubiquitous 24/7 news cycle, it's almost impossible for a parent to completely limit the access to information that their children may have. Following are five tips for parents about how to calm their child's fears during these difficult times.

Ebola's In New York, But Don't Forget Africa

Kirsty Duncan | Posted 10.24.2014 | Canada Impact
Kirsty Duncan

My conversation with Sierra Leone shows once again that there is much work to be done, and that international community must urgently step-up its response. Canada can and must do more to help the people of West Africa, and must turn its announcements into commitments on the ground. As the United Nations said, a humane world cannot allow Africa to suffer on such an extraordinary scale.


CP | Jonathan Lemire And Colleen Long, The Associated Press | Posted 10.27.2014 | Canada

NEW YORK, N.Y. - A doctor who became New York City's first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and heal...

Dog 'Wasn't To Blame For Anything'

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.23.2014 | Canada

MADRID - The husband of the Spanish nursing assistant who beat Ebola says his wife now knows that authorities killed their dog Excalibur while she was...

The Ethics of Ebola Treatment: Who Gets What and Why?

Johanu Botha | Posted 10.22.2014 | Canada Living
Johanu Botha

Disaster management is the preparation for, mitigation of, response to, and recovery from adverse events that transcend 'regular' emergencies while political philosophy asks the 'big' questions about power in society -- who gets what, and why? And when a fatal disease without a known cure moves rapidly from human to human it's not just about food supplies and First Aid Kits -- the question of who gets what, and why, becomes central.

Don't Rush To Hand Out the Ebola Vaccine

Lawrence Solomon | Posted 10.22.2014 | Canada Politics
Lawrence Solomon

In 1934 and 1935, two polio vaccines were prematurely employed in large-scale trials with disastrous results. The vaccines, given to 17,000 children in Canada and the U.S., killed six and paralyzed a dozen others, the deaths and paralyses typically involving paralysis in the inoculated arm rather than in the legs, as was more normal. So traumatic was this experience -- to both the public and the research establishment -- that it would take another two decades before another polio vaccine would be brought to market.

Canada Is Failing to Fight the Greatest Health Emergency of Our Time

Hélène Laverdière | Posted 10.21.2014 | Canada Politics
Hélène Laverdière

In September, I was granted my request for an emergency debate in the House of Commons to address the Ebola crisis. Unfortunately the Canadian government's response to date has been scattered and slow. Only a fraction of the protective equipment donation announced a month ago has actually made it to Africa, while health workers there are at risk because they have run out of face masks and gloves. What was heralded as a promising Ebola vaccine developed in Canada has taken too long to get to clinical trials and it will be months before it is available in affected communities.

Canada Won't Send Medical Staff To West Africa Without Evacuation Plan

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.20.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada will not send any doctors or nurses to West Africa to help contain the deadly Ebola virus without a solid evacuation plan, Health Mini...


CP | Jonathan Paye-Layleh, The Associated Press | Posted 10.20.2014 | Canada

MONROVIA, Liberia - Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said Ebola has killed more than 2,000 people in her country and has brought it to "a stan...

What We Can Learn From Ebola in America

Jason Tetro | Posted 10.20.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg The need for a harmonized communication system is paramount or infection will spread. A lack of smooth channels between departments within the hospital led to a combination of confusion and misguidance. Thanks to the whistleblowers, other secondary factors such as lack of proper equipment and disposal of medical waste appeared to be mishandled. Then there was the overall morale of those working inside, which seemed to be poor at best. While this could be expected, there was little questioning of the hospital when it apologized for its handling of the situation.

What Would An Ebola Case In Canada Look Like?

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.23.2014 | Canada Living

OTTAWA - A man who recently travelled to Sierra Leone walked into a southern Ontario hospital last week, feeling unwell. Four minutes later, he was in...

Canada Can Do More In Ebola Fight: Liberian Ambassador

CBC | Posted 10.18.2014 | Canada

CBC News is dedicating a special day of coverage to the Ebola crisis on Tuesday. On radio, television and online, we'll explore the facts behind ...

Canada Will Start Shipping Its Experimental Ebola Vaccine

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.18.2014 | Canada

OTTAWA - The federal government says Canada will start shipping its experimental Ebola vaccine to the World Health Organization on Monday.The governme...

Canada Donates To Ebola Fight

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.17.2014 | Canada

TORONTO - Canada is contributing an additional $30 million for the international Ebola containment effort, Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose said F...

Canadian Ebola Vaccine Ready To Be Tested By World Health Organization

CBC | Posted 10.17.2014 | Canada

The experimental Canadian Ebola vaccine that has been donated to the World Health Organization will be shipped to Geneva on Monday, the agency said t...

Will Canada Avoid The Mistakes Of Dallas?

CBC | Posted 10.17.2014 | Canada

The continued fallout over two health-care workers who contracted Ebola from the first patient to be diagnosed with the virus in the U.S. has sparked...

25 Canadian Cases Test Negative For Ebola

CBC | Posted 10.16.2014 | Canada

Canada's National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg has tested for Ebola in 25 cases so far, with all results negative. The national laborato...

Time To 'Take The Brakes Off' Producing A Vaccine

CBC | Posted 10.16.2014 | Canada

Scientists may need to "take the brakes off" in their quest to produce an Ebola virus, which is already being fast-tracked through the re...

NDP Wants Details On Canadian Ebola Outbreak Plan

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.19.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Should Ebola arrive on Canadian soil, Health Minister Rona Ambrose says a team of public health experts and epidemiologists is standing by to...

Ontario Patient Tests NEGATIVE

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.15.2014 | Canada

BELLEVILLE, - A patient at Belleville General Hospital in southern Ontario has tested negative for the Ebola virus.The hospital posted a statement on ...