Officer of the canadian laboratory have been at risk of Contracting a contagious disease Ebola, said the Ministry of health.
The incident occurred on Monday at the National center for exotic animal diseases, which is part of the canadian research centre for health of people and animals in Winnipeg, Manitoba. People working with pigs which had been infected with a deadly virus for research purposes. Researchers have tried to understand the immune response to the virus in pigs.
In accordance with security protocols to protect against highly contagious virus, the worker was wearing a protective suit. However, was discovered a split along the seam of the protective suit during a standard cleaning process to exit the lab, a sign that the impact of the virus could take place.
"Our staff is well aware of the risks and ways of dealing with them. All appropriate emergency procedures have been followed," said Dr. John Copps, Director of the Canadian Agency for food inspection, the employer of the employee.
Ebola spreads through contact with infected bodily fluids. The symptoms can include fever, headache, muscle pain, fatigue, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain and bleeding. These symptoms can begin from two to 21 days after infection. The employee will be in "isolation" and monitoring for 21 days by local health authorities.
"At the moment, there is no risk to Canadians or other members of the laboratory, because the person is not contagious," said Dr. Theresa There, Deputy chief Director of the public health Agency.
This is the first incident involving Ebola in Canada, according to Gilman. In 2014, the worst outbreak of the virus hit West Africa, killing more than 11300 people - most of them in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.
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