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.

About Ebola

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.


"Join the Fight Against Ebola" in West Africa. Learn how you can make a difference as a healthcare worker and register to apply to help contain the spread of Ebola virus disease.

Canada's response to Ebola

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.

Health professionals

Disease description, epidemiology, publications and resources.


How the disease is monitored.

What we are doing

Travel notices

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

Canada's Ebola Response: Infographics

Find out how Canada remains vigilant and prepared.

Designated hospitals

Information about Canadian Ebola hospitals designated by provinces.

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