A patient with flu-like symptoms has been placed into isolation in St. Catharines after returning from West Africa, where the Ebola outbreak has killed more than 1,500 people.
Doctors have not confirmed whether the patient has the virus.
In a statement, the chief of staff of the St. Catharines hospital says the situation is "very low risk," but they are taking every precaution with advice from infectious disease experts and public health.
The hospital was designed with the ability to quaratine an entire wing if necessary to stop the spread of an infectious disease.
Dr Tom Stewart says the situation here is different than in West Africa because of the infrastructure, as well as well-trained and well-prepared staff.