Health workers at a Winnipeg hospital warned staff there was a danger of contracting the deadly Ebola virus in recent days.
The health workers were speaking to CBC News on Thursday after receiving an email from the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority that warned staff to stay away from the hospital’s ER.
The Manitoba government said in a statement it was working with the health authority to “assess the risk of transmission to health care workers.”
It said it has a team of people “who have been working with our health professionals to provide guidance and advice.”
The warning came as a new outbreak of the deadly virus is threatening to overwhelm health facilities across the country.
The World Health Organization said on Thursday that there were two confirmed cases of the virus in Quebec, Canada.
There have been seven confirmed cases in Manitoba, including two deaths.
The Canadian Press/CBC News team will be covering the outbreak in Winnipeg.