Outbreak Over: St. Joseph's Hospital

Outbreak Over

January 24, 2018 - The Influenza A outbreak affecting the Medically Complex Services Unit (2 South) and the Medically Complex Services Unit (2 North) was declared OVER today, Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at 10:30 am. All restrictions have been lifted for St. Joseph’s hospital.

The Health Unit is urging people to stay at home and 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 to prevent getting and spreading infections by: 

  • Getting a seasonal flu shot from the Health Unit or local 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.

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For more information: 
Health Unit Media Line 625-8800
1-888-294-6630, extension 8800
Lakehead Manor 623-9511

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