How Canada is saving the world from the Zika virus

Canada has announced a massive, $50 million investment in the fight against the Zika-like disease, and Health Minister Jane Philpott has launched a campaign to spread the word.The Canadian Institutes of Health Research is investing $1.1 billion, which will help the country develop new drugs and vaccines to fight the disease.Phyllis Trussell, the minister responsible…

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Canada has announced a massive, $50 million investment in the fight against the Zika-like disease, and Health Minister Jane Philpott has launched a campaign to spread the word.

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research is investing $1.1 billion, which will help the country develop new drugs and vaccines to fight the disease.

Phyllis Trussell, the minister responsible for health, said the new money will go towards the development of new vaccines, diagnostics and treatments for the disease that are being researched in the United States and Europe.

“Canada is home to some of the most innovative and effective countries in the world and it’s a real testament to our health care system that we’re still making headway in the field of Zika,” she said.

Trussell said the money will be used to research and develop vaccines and treatments, including a vaccine developed by the Canadian Vaccine Initiative.

That program is in the final stages of clinical testing and has been approved for testing by the World Health Organization.

In the United Kingdom, the Government is also investing in research and development of a vaccine against the virus, while in France, the government is funding an international study.

It is estimated that as many as 10 million people around the world may be infected with Zika, with about one in six infected in Brazil.

Experts say the virus has spread throughout South and Central America and the Caribbean, and there have been a number of deaths linked to the outbreak.

Health Minister Philpot said the government has spent $1 billion on research, development and testing.

She said the funds will be put towards a vaccine, diagnostic and treatment options.

Her announcement came as the Canadian government announced a $1 million boost to help people affected by the virus.

As of Friday, there are approximately 1,000 Canadians with Zika-related illness, which include more than 6,000 cases in Alberta and Ontario.

Canada has had the most cases reported of any country, with more than 400 cases in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia.

There are more than 100,000 Zika-positive Canadians living in the country, and most are women.

At least 100, 000 people have been confirmed to have contracted Zika in Canada.

According to the World Bank, the virus is linked to microcephaly, a condition where babies are born with unusually small heads.

Symptoms of Zika include fever, joint pain and rash.

On Friday, Canada’s Health Minister visited the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and announced the government will invest $1,000 a day for three months in Zika prevention programs.

Canadian health officials have said the number of Zika cases will go down in the next few weeks as people begin to feel more confident that the virus can be transmitted.

More than two-thirds of the countries that have reported cases of the virus have been in the Americas.

Some people have reported mild symptoms, but most have developed mild illness.

Scientists say that although there is no proven link between Zika and birth defects, they believe that the disease is linked with microcepalmia, a birth defect in which a fetus lacks the ability to grow.

Although the government does not know how many cases there are of Zika, Philpots announcement on Friday was a first.

While the number is very low, the country is seeing cases in the millions, with many families affected.

Philpott said Canadians can expect to see a reduction in their personal exposure to the virus as the government makes a concerted effort to spread information about the virus and encourage Canadians to get tested for the virus to prevent further infections.

With files from The Canadian Press and Postmedia News