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Ebola Virus Disease

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Ebola Virus Disease
The rise of Ebola virus disease is a global health challenge. Strong evidence is crucial to delivering effective nursing care, and CNA is committed to support nursing practice by providing timely and relevant information.

CNA is in regular contact with Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada to ensure the federal government remains vigilant through consistent and timely messaging, policies, recommendations and the production of user-friendly, easy-to-access guidelines for health-care workers.

It is also crucial that nurses and other health-care professionals protect themselves and stay healthy. All health-care workers need to recognize the signs of Ebola and other similar diseases that can cause viral hemorrhagic fevers.

People with suspected Ebola should be reported immediately to local public health authorities, as per jurisdictional protocols in their respective province or territory.

Use the resources below to become involved and stay informed:


Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)

Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU)

Canadian Red Cross: Join our fight against Ebola
Infection Prevention and Control Canada (IPAC)
International Council of Nurses (ICN) Resources Page
World Health Organization — Ebola update

Provincial/Territorial registered nursing association links:

Related links:

Rick Mercer Report: Rick’s Rant – Nurses