WINNIPEG – An employee is in isolation after possibly being exposed to Ebola at the National Centre for Foreign Animal Disease.
On Monday, the employee was working with infected pigs at the Level 4 lab around 2:00 PM.
They noticed a tear in their protective suit during decontamination after working in the lab, according to officials from the Public Health Agency of Canada.
The employee was offered a vaccine but it is not known whether the staff member took it due to privacy issues.
How the employee’s suit ripped it also not known at this point.
The risk to the public and to the employee is low.
Just to be safe, the employee is under quarantine and will be supervised by health officials for 21 days.