EBOLA VIRUS: Canadian Returning From Nigeria Shows Symptoms

A Canadian who recently visited Nigeria is being held in isolation at Brampton Civic Hospital in Ontario for showing symptoms of the Ebola Virus Disease.

According to a Canadian public health official, the patient was reported to be showing initial symptoms of Ebola which were similar to more common diseases, such as malaria.

Dr. Eileen de Villa of Peel Public Health told The Globe and Mail that “infection prevention and control measures” had been put in place at the hospital because a patient “with a recent travel history to Nigeria” had shown symptoms similar to the Ebola fever and other flu-like symptoms.

Dr. de Villa said she received information from her colleagues at Brampton Civic Hospital and representatives from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

She added that the hospital would be working with public health laboratories to confirm a diagnosis.

“Any subsequent actions will of course depend on what the ultimate diagnosis is,” she said.

The Public Health Agency of Canada has advised Canadians to avoid all non-essential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone due to the outbreak, but issued a statement, saying the risk of Ebola to Canada is very low.

It said travellers to Nigeria should practise special precautions such as avoiding direct contact with blood and other bodily fluids of people with Ebola virus or unknown illnesses, among other steps.

Similarly, according to a statement issued by Canada’s Minister of International Development, Christian Paradis, the country is offering additional support to help fight the growing EVD outbreak in West Africa.

Paradis said, “Canada is gravely concerned by the rapidly expanding Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the impact it is having on the families in the region as well as the health care workers on the ground assisting them.

“Our thoughts remain with all of those affected. Through both funding and personnel, Canada will continue to help get aid to those who need it as quickly as possible.”


  1. Na lie. fat big lie. No bi for Nigeria u get am. May be he was on transit to Liberia/Guinue or maybe he visited Patrick Soya beans in his private ward when he was urinating on dos nurses. Bia take kwa time.

  2. God no let Nigeria name come dey reign for this ebola matter pass the people wey export am come here. Na we go loose. The other yeye countries no get name to protect.

  3. It false, the name of the patient is not disclsed, where he visited in Nigeria & purpose not disclosed! Information Naija take time o!

  4. I always wander why anything bad is associated to Nigerians. Hmmm, it is now that I know that other nations are eying us with envy. Ebola you can’t stay long in this part of the world. Your end has surely come for touching any person from my father’s land (Nigeria). Back to senders in Jesus Name.

  5. Luk, nwa bekee u beta mind ur useless canada body ad hold dat idiot of ebola 2 ursalf ad stp stainin our nation Nigeria. infact all dis our oil thife shuld leave our country. weatha ebola or no ebola. me i stl lov my nation. oyibo oke bekee. egbee piapukwa gi isi dia.


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