The story of ‘the Canadian vaccine’ that beat back Ebola

The story of ‘the Canadian vaccine’ that beat back Ebola

Citizen reporter Elizabeth Payne travelled to Guinea to research the impact of the Canadian-developed Ebola vaccine, VSV-EBOV. Her research was supported by a travel grant from the International Development Research Centre. The centre funds research in developing countries to promote growth, reduce poverty and to drive large-scale positive change. CONAKRY, Guinea — When Alseny Conté’s […]

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Unwarranted criticism of UNFPA response to Ebola outbreak

Unwarranted criticism of UNFPA response to Ebola outbreak

An anti-Ebola campaign banner in Guinea. Alain Damiba says the UN’s work in training health workers fighting the disease in the country has come in for unfair criticism. Photograph: Zoom Dosso/AFP/Getty Images Several unfortunate comments in your article ( Birth of hope after Ebola: international aid leaves a health legacy for Guinea’s women , 30 […]

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Canadians stepped up to help lead fight against Ebola

Canadians stepped up to help lead fight against Ebola

CHEO physician Melissa Langevin went to Sierra Leone to work with Ebola patients. Ottawa’s Dr. Mélissa Langevin stepped forward when the federal government and the Red Cross launched an extraordinary recruitment drive in late 2014, asking doctors, nurses and others to “join the fight against Ebola.” Langevin, who spent a month working in an Ebola […]

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From Muslims to Ebola, Conservatives Always Want To Terrify Us About Something

Remember Ebola? It’s widely thought that our national panic over Ebola cost the Democrats the Senate in 2014. Of course, there were many other factors in play. But do you remember how Republican after Republican got on television to condemn President Obama for “not keeping us safe from Ebola”? Where’s Ebola now? Well, banished back […]

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The deadly history of Ebola

The deadly history of Ebola

In this March 7, 2015 file photo, a health worker, right, cleans a man’s arm before injecting him with a Ebola vaccine in Conakry, Guinea. The West Africa Ebola outbreak from 2013 until 2016 was unlike anything the world has seen. By the time it was over, more than 28,000 people, mainly in West Africa, […]

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Strange Stroke Stories: Ebola, Hickeys and Other Weird Causes

Strange Stroke Stories: Ebola, Hickeys and Other Weird Causes

Credit: Chris Bjornberg/Shutterstock.com In August, a 17-year-old Mexican boy reportedly died of a stroke that resulted from a hickey, according to Hoy Estado de México , a local Mexican news source. As strange as it sounds, his case was not the first of its kind: A 44-year-old Māoriwoman in New Zealand also had stroke caused […]

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