New health screening measures coming to Toronto Pearson

Public Health Agency Canada rolling out additional quarantine officers, equipment to airport to guard against Ebola

Additional quarantine officers equipped with medical devices, including temperature monitors, will now help to screen those travelling to Canada from Ebola-affected regions at six Canadian airports including Toronto Pearson International Airport

Public Health Agency Canada (PHAC) made the announcement Wednesday in statement on their website. The Agency also reminds Canadians and travellers to Canada of their responsibility to notify a Canada Border Services officer if they might be sick with a contagious illness or have come in contact with someone who has one.

Border Services officers will refer travellers to one of the Agency’s quarantine officers who will conduct a health assessment. The Agency says the health assessment will now involve a temperature check.

To date, Canada has no reported cases of Ebola.  The Agency also says the risk to Canadians remains “very low.”

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By: Nicholas Misketi
Copy editor: Evan Pang
Posted: Oct 9 2014 1:00 pm
Filed under: News