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On Canada Day, a major story is Canada leading the world in helping bring an end to the recent EBOLA outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

When there is so much concerning news coming from around the world, it is important to highlight one of the good news stories.   The recent outbreak of Ebola in the Congo is coming to an end thanks to a vaccine developed in Canada, in Winnipeg.  More than 3,000 people who have been exposed to those who developed Ebola have been vaccinated and none who have been vaccinated have come down with Ebola.  The use of a treatment using three monoclonal antibodies, also developed in Canada, in Winnipeg, has also helped reduce deaths from Ebola.  Canadians who have traveled to the Congo to help with the treatment and the vaccination have also made a contribution.  We can be proud, as Canadians, of what we are contributing globally.  As I described recently in the Manitoba Legislature, Canadians are leading the way in the fight against Ebola, and also in the fight to reduce HIV and AIDS around the world. Click on this link. 

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