Rona Ambrose : Ebola risk in Canada rated as 'very low'
Rona Ambrose : Ebola risk in Canada rated as 'very low'

Ebola risk in Canada rated as ‘very low’

Canadian health officials are doing what they can to calm public fears that the Ebola virus could spread to Canada.

Speaking in Banff, Alberta on Wednesday during a meeting of provincial health ministers, Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose said the risk of a Canadian incident is low.

“Canadians can be sure we have the systems in place to keep them safe,” she said.

Taylor said border officials and airlines have been instructed to ask anyone travelling from West Africa if they feel ill.

“If there’s any indication, and they have a serious of questions they ask if someone appears ill, they notify the quarantine officer who will do an assessment of the person,” he explained.

He added a person can enter the country without being symptomatic but if there is any suspicion, the person is automatically quarantined.

It comes on the heels of the first confirmed case in the United States, but Ambrose said that person isn’t a risk to Canadians because they never travelled through our country.


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