Tuesday, October 14 Commentary

Posted By: Dave Agar · 10/15/2014 12:00:00 AM

Questions anew this morning about whether Canada needs to rethink its Ebola infection control system.

Certainly the director of the U.S. Centres for Disease Control, Doctor Thomas Frieden says the U.S. is taking another look at its controls  after a nurse in Dallas caught the deadly virus from a patient.

Frieden says healthcare workers...people on the frontlines are really protecting all of us.  They're fighting ebola. But he says some workers may actually be playing it too safe.

Canada's Chief Public health officer, Doctor Gregory Taylor will host a teleconference today with the provinical public health officers to discuss whether to strengthen the strategy here for preventing or containing an Ebola case.   Taylor says the current measures seem to be adequate but there may be a need to strengthen them.

There have been a couple of eastern Ontario patients showing some of the symptoms that also appear in people with ...