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Ebola vaccines stockpiled in case of outbreaks

While world attention focuses on COVID-19, the World Health Organization (WHO) is preparing for possible future outbreaks of another frightening disease–Ebola. WHO and humanitarian partners will establish a global stockpile of vaccines to protect against this severe and often fatal »

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Your hosts, Marie-Claude, Levon, Lynn, and Marc  (video of show at bottom) United Nations asks for international support to fight Ebola The fight against the deadly Ebola disease continues, this time against a fresh outbreak in the Democratic Republic of »

Health, International

UN agency asks for international support to fight Ebola

As the Democratic Republic of Congo grapples with the second largest ever Ebola outbreak, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) is appealing to Canada and other donors to step up their contributions to help efforts to stop the deadly virus »

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Ebola vaccine developed by Canada okayed for Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo will allow a Canadian-developed experimental vaccine in to the country to combat the recent outbreak of Ebola. So far, 19 people have died of the highly-contagious hemorrhagic fever and another 39 cases are suspected. Thousands »

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Canada plays a key role in Ebola vaccine

Canadian and Chinese researchers worked together on a new vaccine to fight the Ebola virus which claimed more than 10,000 lives in West Africa four years ago. The vaccine was recently approved by Chinese regulators and the National Research Council »

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Employee at Canadian lab may have been exposed to Ebola

An employee at Canada’s national animal health laboratory in Winnipeg, in the Western province of Manitoba, may have been exposed to the Ebola virus yesterday, federal officials say. The employee of the National Centre for Foreign Animal Disease (NCFAD) was »

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Mathematical model to help in disease outbreaks

Mathematics and health care; not necessarily two things one would image to go hand in hand with each other, especially in times of medical crisis such as the ebola outbreak. But, that’s exactly what a researcher in Toronto has done. »

Environment & Animal Life, Health

Epidemics expert: spend millions now to save billions later.

As humans push into more remote areas they are coming into contact with diseases rarely encountered before. Diseases confined to animals for example are now being transferred to human hosts, and then develop into disease which can be spread from »

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Ebola battle continues

Although it has faded somewhat from the headlines, the fight to contain and halt the spread of deadly Ebola infections continues. The second contingent of Canadian military personnel has arrived today in Kerry Town, Sierra Leone, south of the capital »

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Almost 180 people denied entry to Canada due to Ebola

In October, following Australia’s lead, Canada stopped issuing visas for residents and nationals of West African countries battling Ebola.  It also temporarily suspended the processing of permanent residence applications for people from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. As a result »