How to make sure your family is protected from the Ebola virus
A Canadian family has been reunited with their son, who is recovering after being diagnosed with the deadly disease.
The boy was brought home from the hospital in New York last month after his father was admitted with Ebola.
He is now in isolation and has been discharged.
A message on the Canadian Embassy’s website said the boy is doing well.
He was taken to Toronto for an evaluation and the family is thankful to the Canadian government for their support.
In February, Canada announced the formation of a new group of experts to advise the government on how to deal with the virus and the related problems associated with its spread.
The group includes Dr. Mark A. Hahn, the medical director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), who has advised the government.
Hahn is the first scientist to have been appointed to the advisory group, and the head of Canada’s National Centre for Ebola Response.
“We want to be sure we’re taking steps to be ready,” Dr. Andrew Chan, a senior adviser to Health Minister Jane Philpott, told CBC News in an interview on Monday.
It will be a time of great change, Chan said.
“We’ve had the experience in the past of going through this process and then the government actually being supportive of it and really being a partner in the process.”
Chan said the group is “looking at a range of different approaches” to address the spread of the virus.
Health Canada is preparing a report that will be released to the public later this week.
It will include a review of how the federal government is working to address Ebola, including how it will integrate all health-care workers and the spread.
“We’ll be looking at the data, looking at ways to better understand the risk of contracting Ebola and how we’re addressing the outbreak and then working together to develop an approach,” Chan said on Monday, referring to the group’s mandate.
“If the report makes recommendations, we’ll consider them.”