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Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of Congo
August 28, 2014 15:33 EST
The Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed that there are cases of Ebola in Equateur province. Outbreaks of Ebola have occurred in this region of Africa in the past. These cases are not related to the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa

Ebola virus disease in Nigeria
August 20, 2014 14:00 EST
The World Health Organization has declared the outbreak of EbolaExternal link virus disease in West Africa a public health emergency that requires a coordinated international response to stop the spread. Cases and deaths of Ebola virus disease continue to be reported in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra LeoneExternal link. Additional cases can be expected. There have been a small number of confirmed and suspected cases and deaths reported in Lagos, Nigeria.

Ebola virus disease in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone
August 20, 2014 13:03 EST
The World Health Organization has declared the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa a public health emergency that requires a coordinated international response to stop the spread. Cases and deaths of Ebola virus disease continue to be reported in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Additional cases can be expected. There have been a small number of confirmed and suspected cases and deaths reported in Lagos, Nigeria.

Ebola virus disease in Nigeria
August 16, 2014 10:03 EST
The Public Health Agency of Canada recommends that travellers to Nigeria should practise special precautions to reduce the risk of transmission of Ebola virus disease. The risk of infection is low for most travellers, although the risk may increase for those who are working in a health care setting since most human infections result from direct contact with the bodily fluids of infected patients.

Ebola virus disease in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone - Updated
August 16, 2014 09:53 EST
The Public Health Agency of Canada recommends that Canadians avoid all non-essential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone due to the ongoing Ebola virus outbreak.

Measles: Global Update
August 15, 2014 15:28 EST
Measles cases occur around the world. Within the last 10 years, the number of measles cases reported globally has decreased significantly; however, there have been a number of large outbreaks, mostly in Africa and Europe.

The Hajj 1435/2014 and Umrah
August 15, 2014 15:27 EST
The Hajj is the largest annual gathering in the world. Almost three million Muslims attend this spiritual pilgrimage in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The Hajj season will take place this year between approximately October 2 and 7, 2014. Umrah is a similar pilgrimage that can be carried out at any time of the year.

WHO temporary polio vaccine recommendations
August 15, 2014 15:25 EST
On May 5th, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the recent spread of poliovirus (polio) a public health emergency of international concern. They issued temporary polio vaccination recommendations to prevent further spread of the virus worldwide. These recommendations focus on countries exporting wild polio and other polio affected countries: Afghanistan, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Iraq, Israel, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia and Syria.

Ebola virus disease in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone
August 09, 2014 13:50 EST
The World Health Organization has declared the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa a public health emergency that requires a coordinated international response to stop and reverse the spread. Cases and deaths of Ebola virus disease continue to be reported in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Additional cases can be expected. There have been a number of probable and suspected cases reported in Nigeria.

Ebola virus disease in Nigeria
August 09, 2014 13:45 EST
The World Health Organization has declared the outbreak of EbolaExternal link virus disease in West Africa a public health emergency that requires a coordinated international response to stop and reverse the spread. Cases and deaths of Ebola virus disease continue to be reported in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra LeoneExternal link. Additional cases can be expected. There have been a small number of probable and suspected cases reported in Lagos, Nigeria including two deaths.

Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa
August 07, 2014 13:24 EST
An outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa is ongoing with cases and deaths continuing to be reported in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Additional cases can be expected. There have been a number of probable and suspected cases reported in Lagos, Nigeria including one death.

Ebola Outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone
July 31, 2014 20:53 EST
The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) recommends that Canadians avoid all non-essential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone due to the ongoing Ebola virus outbreak. Consult the travel health notice for more information and the Public Health Agency of Canada's recommendations for travellers.

Ebola Outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone
July 30, 2014 15:53 EST
Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone continue to report cases of Ebola virus disease (formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever) and related deaths. Additional cases can be expected.

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