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The death rate during an Ebola outbreak could be reduced to under 50 per cent with Ryerson researchers have created a new mathematical model that could potentially save lives during future disease outbreaks. (Courtesy Creative Commons)

Ryerson team could prevent future Ebola outbreak

Ryerson researchers have created a new mathematical model that could potentially save lives during future disease outbreaks. The research project, led by Ryerson mathematics postdoctoral fellow Xi Huo, uses a mathematical model to evaluate how treatment strategies were used during the 2014 Ebola crisis. She concluded that, by optimizing strategies such as improved blood donation storage and mobilizing quickly to […]

by Allison Ridgway· · News, On Campus
The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 27

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 27

            The Ryersonian weekly wrap is a news audio series produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca and from the Canadian University Press.       This week on The Ryersonian weekly wrap,  we were joined by newsroom manager Nicole Thompson, who discussed the recent Ryerson Student Union (RSU) […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Audio, Podcasts, Top stories
Ryerson professor helps fight Ebola in Guinea

Ryerson professor helps fight Ebola in Guinea

Jordan Tustin is an epidemiologist. She’s been in the middle of epidemics before, but this time it was different. The Ebola virus changes everything. “I think the difference with this (epidemic) is that it was Ebola and it’s a very challenging situation when people are dying. People are losing their mothers, fathers, daughters and sons,” said Tustin, who’s also an […]

by Emma Dillabough· · News, On Campus
DMZ startup combats Ebola crisis with tablet donations

DMZ startup combats Ebola crisis with tablet donations

Sending a digital tablet to a country devastated by Ebola might seem like an unusual — and unnecessary — venture. But the rippling effects of Ebola extend beyond health when services like schools have been closed since July.The closure has affected more than 1.5 million children in Liberia alone, according to a UNICEF report in September. “You have a country […]

by Lindsay Fitzgerald· · News, On Campus
Ryerson’s gradual approach to Ebola awareness

Ryerson’s gradual approach to Ebola awareness

Despite 7,178 cases of Ebola being reported worldwide, Ryerson isn’t planning to develop a campus-wide awareness campaign for the virus. Instead, the university has so far only targeted their campaign toward students from West Africa. Ryerson’s coordinator of international student services, Arif Abu, has been working with the school’s director of student health and wellness, Su-Ting Teo, to develop an Ebola awareness plan. The plan was […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus
(Courtesy/Fatima Kazmi)

Editorial: Ebola and other disease epidemics increase paranoia among people

A cough at the airport, a sneeze at work, and suddenly somebody has the Ebola virus. The Ebola virus disease is found in the tropical regions of sub-Saharan Africa, carried by fruit bats. Initial symptoms like fever and sore throat can appear anytime within three weeks after the virus is contracted. Infected persons suffer vomiting, decreased liver and kidney function […]

by Fatima Kazmi· · Editorial, Editorial Cartoon, Opinion
The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 20

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 20

  The Ryersonian weekly wrap is a news audio series produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca and from the Canadian University Press. This week, the Ebola virus reached North America and pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong intensified. In Toronto, the mayoral race continues. On campus, a Ryersonian exclusive found that Ryerson’s annual parade and […]

by Kathleen McGouran· · Audio, Podcasts, Top stories