As medical trials for Ebola vaccines begin in West Africa next year, our local health unit has been preparing for a potential outbreak in Simcoe-Muskoka. Associate Medical Officer of Heath Dr. Colin Lee says they have been working closely with local hospitals and healthcare professionals.

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Plans also include steps on dealing with the infected patient.

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There have been no cases reported of the Ebola virus in Muskoka or the rest of Canada. Meantime the medical trials are expected to start in January.