Canada’s Secret History with Germ Warfare

In recent weeks international media coverage of the Ebola outbreak has dipped. This does not suggest that the severity of the outbreak has been overlooked, but highlights rather the partial ability of the media to influence public perception of events with an international concern. Even still, by now most are aware that Canadian scientists worked diligently and effectively to invent and produce one of the world’s most promising vaccines against Ebola. Most are not aware, however, that Health Canada recognized the need for an Ebola vaccine nearly a decade ago and assigned scientists with the Public Health Agency of Canada to isolate one.

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