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Ebola: Emergency Preparedness and Response in Ontario

Toronto | Oct 31, 2014

The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is monitoring the Ebola virus situation overseas. The ministry has also taken measures to ensure the province’s health sector is prepared should a returning traveler from a country where the Ebola virus is circulating be suspected of having the disease. On October 30, 2014 the Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) issued a Directive for Acute Care Settings concerning precautions and procedures for Ebola virus disease (EVD).

Health care workers and health sector employers may contact the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care's Health Care Provider Hotline by phone at 1-866-212-2272 or by email at with any questions or concerns about Ontario's health system readiness for EVD.

Ontario Situational Update, as of Oct 29, 2014

  • There is/are 0 person(s) under investigation where Ebola testing was recommended and results are pending.
  • Since July 30, 2014, there have been a total of 11 persons under investigation for Ebola in Ontario, 11 were negative for Ebola.
  • There are no probable or confirmed cases of Ebola detected in Ontario.