Outbreak Over: Geraldton District Memorial Hospital

Outbreak Over

February 16, 2019 - The Enteric Outbreak that identified Norovirus on the Acute care side of Geraldton District Memorial Hospital was declared over February 16, 2019 at 10:00 am. All restrictions have been lifted.

The Health Unit is urging people to refrain from visiting hospitals and long-term care facilities when feeling unwell to avoid spreading infections to those most vulnerable: young infants and children, the elderly and those with other chronic illnesses.

The Health Unit reminds the public that they can prevent getting and spreading infections by: • Getting a seasonal flu shot from their local pharmacy or health care provider.

  • Washing hands often, for at least 15 seconds with soap and warm water, or by using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Covering coughs/sneezes with the upper sleeve if no tissue is available.
  • Putting all used tissues in the garbage right away.
  • Staying at home if sick to avoid spreading infections to others.


For more information: Health Unit Media: news@tbdhu.com.

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