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.

Services and information


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.


How the disease is monitored.

Health professionals

Disease description, epidemiology, publications and resources.

Canada's response to Ebola

Protecting Canadians from Ebola.

Awareness resources

Download and share these Ebola resources.

Travel notices

Up-to-date information on and warnings about Ebola virus health risks to Canadians travelling or living abroad.

Designated hospitals

Information about Canadian Ebola hospitals designated by provinces.

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