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Blog replay: Canadian experts answer your questions about Ebola

A health worker, left, sprays disinfectant around the area where a man, right, suspected of suffering from the Ebola virus, sits with a part of his head visible, before loading him into an ambulance in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014.
A health worker, left, sprays disinfectant around the area where a man, right, suspected of suffering from the Ebola virus, sits with a part of his head visible, before loading him into an ambulance in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. AP Photo/ Michael Duff

TORONTO – Health officials around the globe are grappling with the world’s largest and longest Ebola outbreak in history. It’s spreading through West Africa, but isolated cases have now popped up in the U.S. and Spain.

Meanwhile, Canada has been dealing with its own suspected cases over the past few weeks. So far, the tests have returned with negative results.

Global News hosted a live chat with a panel of three Canadian experts at noon Eastern Time on Thursday.

Dr. Tim Jagatic is a Windsor, Ont. doctor who has worked in both Guinea and Sierra Leone with Médecins Sans Frontières in Ebola response this year.

Dr. Brian Lichty is a professor at McMaster University’s Immunology Research Centre.

Jason Tetro is a Canadian microbiologist and author of The Germ Code.

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Read the questions and answers below.

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