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Wilfrid Laurier University Safety, Health, Environment & Risk Management
September 15, 2014
Canadian Excellence

Wilfrid Laurier University has a Pandemic Response Plan that was initially created in 2007 to ensure the institution would be ready to respond quickly and appropriately to the threat and/or occurrence of a pandemic due to influenza or other contagious respiratory viruses such as the coronavirus. It was first, and successfully, implemented, in spring 2009 with the first wave of H1N1, then again in fall 2009 with the second wave.

The Plan is reviewed on an annual basis by a Pandemic Planning Committee. This group makes recommendations on changes and enhancements to the document. It also advises and makes recommendations to the President related to such items as the status of local pandemic plans, any situations being monitored locally and/or globally, and the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) global risk assessments.

For information on what is currently being monitored, please see the link "What We're Watching Now..."


Public Health Agency of Canada - Interim Guidance - Ebola Virus Disease: Infection Prevention and Control Measures for Borders, Healthcare Settings and Self-Monitoring at Home

Public Health Ontario - Ebola virus disease (EVD): Advice for returning travellers from countries/areas affected by EVD (Aug 29 2014)

Ministry of Health - Advice for students and staff arriving from countries/areas affected by Ebola virus disease (Aug 29 2014)

Ebola virus disease, West Africa – Alert

Other useful websites include:

broacast.JPGWhat We're Watching Now

Disease Outbreak News (gathered from World Health Organization Website)               

Current Monitoring (Updated September 2014):

Ebola virus disease, West Africa – update

Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – update

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) - update