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Ebola virus

Ebola virus disease is a serious disease that causes haemorrhagic fever in humans and animals. There has never been a case of Ebola reported in Canada and the risk to Canadians remains very low.

Read the SMDHU Ebola Response Plan.

Medical Officer of Health Dr. Charles Gardner issued a statement to all local municipalities on Oct. 15, which outlined the local preparatory work going on to respond to Ebola should it ever arrive in Simcoe Muskoka.

On October 2, CTV2 in Barrie interviewed Associate Medical Officer of Health Dr. Colin Lee on the state of readiness of our region to respond to Ebola. While new cases of the disease have arisen in the United States, the other information in this video clip remains pertinent.

Watch the CTV news video.

On October 20, the Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin published a story quoting Associate Medical Officer of Health Dr. Colin Lee about Ebola and hospital preparedness.

Read the article here

For more information on Ebola for health professionals, please go to Ebola Virus Disease portal.

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