Post Tagged with: "epidemic"

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
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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