While there has not yet been a case of Ebola virus disease in Canada and the risk of the disease appearing in Manitoba is extremely low, coordinated efforts continue to prevent its spread from countries that currently have severe outbreaks.
Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a severe disease that causes haemorrhagic fever in humans and animals. Transmission of EVD from person to person requires direct contact with the blood or other bodily fluids of an infected person. Viral diseases that cause haemorrhagic fevers, such as Ebola, are often fatal as they affect the body’s vascular system (the system of blood vessels that carry blood throughout the body) and can lead to significant internal bleeding and organ failure.
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Posted October 22, 2014