Ebola virus disease
Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a severe disease that causes hemorrhagic fever in humans and animals . Diseases that cause hemorrhagic fevers, such as Ebola, are often fatal as they affect the body's vascular system (how blood moves through the body). This can lead to significant internal bleeding and organ failure.
Learn more about the Ebola virus disease. There have never been any cases of Ebola in Canada and the risk to Canadians remains very low.
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Protecting Canadians from Ebola.
Causes of the disease, how it's spread, and where it's found.
Main symptoms, what to look for and what to do if you become ill.
What the risks are and who is most at risk.
How the disease is diagnosed and treatment options.
How the disease can be prevented, vaccine information and additional measures.
Disease description, epidemiology, publications and resources.
How the disease is monitored.
What we are doing
Chief Public Health Officer
- Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on meeting of the Joint Pan-Canadian Public Health Network Council and Council of Chief Medical Officers of Health on Ebola
- CPHO Statement on Meeting with Healthcare Professional Organizations
- Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on the first case of human to human transmission of Ebola in the United States
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Up-to-date information on and warnings about Ebola virus health risks to Canadians travelling or living abroad.
Find out how Canada remains vigilant and prepared.
Information about Canadian Ebola hospitals designated by provinces.
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