Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers
Viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHFs) include a number of severe, life-threatening illnesses caused by viruses such as Ebola, Marburg, and Lassa. These viruses affect the body’s vascular system and can lead to significant internal bleeding and organ failure, and are primarily spread through direct contact with infected bodily fluids. Although outbreaks of VHFs have occurred in many parts of the world, there have been no confirmed cases in Ontario.
PHO Rounds: Evidence to Inform Policy Options for the Elimination of Hepatitis C Virus in First Nations Populations in Ontario
This session will summarize findings from this study and discuss implications for planning and evaluating effective and culturally-safe approaches to reduce infection and work towards the goal of eliminating viral hepatitis as a major public health threat.