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Several people being monitored in Canada for infection

Several people are being monitored in Canada for signs of the coronavirus, Canadian Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam told CNN.

However, Dr. Tam added that there are currently no confirmed cases of the virus in Canada.

Three major airports in Canada have ramped up their screening processes. International travelers arriving in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver International Airport have signage on electronic arrival screens reminding them inform a border service officer if they are experiencing flu-like symptoms. An additional health screen question has also been added to electronic kiosks.

“It is important to stress that entry screening alone is not a guaranteed against a possible importation of this new virus,” Dr. Tam said. “It remains an important public health tool and part of a multi-layered government response.”

Dr. Tam said there is currently no specific vaccine against the novel coronavirus.


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