rcmpAs the World Health Organization reported Friday the number of confirmed deaths from the Ebola virus reached 4,951, Canada followed in Australia’s footsteps by suspending visa applications for residents and nationals of the Ebola-affected West African nations.  The Canadian government announced it has decided to stop issuing to applicants from the Ebola-affected West African nations visas in the worker, student and visitor classes as well as permanent residency visas. WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan slammed the Canadian government’s decision, claiming that closing borders would not stop the spread of the Ebola virus, the Canadian Press reported. On Thursday, CTV News in Canada separately reported WHO-approved Phase 1 human tests of a Canadian-made Ebola vaccine are scheduled to begin with 120 volunteers in Lausanne, Switzerland. More