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Wilfrid Laurier University Safety, Health, Environment & Risk Management
August 29, 2015
Canadian Excellence

Ebola virus disease, West Africa – Alert

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa an international health emergency.

As part of its Pandemic Response Plan, Wilfrid Laurier University has been monitoring the Ebola virus disease outbreak, and has been in contact with the Public Health departments in Brant County and Waterloo Region.

Laurier’s Waterloo and Brantford Wellness Centres follow all Public Health screening recommendations, and are clinically prepared with appropriate screening tools.

Laurier has also been communicating with students and employees involved in university programs in Africa, and is working with Laurier International and other university departments to communicate as appropriate with incoming international students. Students and employees in Africa are asked to contact Laurier International directly at

Ebola virus disease is a severe, often fatal illness. The infection is transmitted by direct contact with the blood, body fluids and tissues of infected animals or people.

For additional information and resources about the Ebola virus outbreak, please visit:

World Health Organization

Deputy Chief Public Health Officer at the Public Health Agency of Canada

Travel health notices from Public Health Agency of Canada

Canadian Bureau for International Education

To speak with a Laurier Wellness Centre representative, please contact: or ext. 2338 (Waterloo) or or ext. 5803 (Brantford).