Outbreak Over: Hogarth Riverview Manor, 300 Lillie Street North

Health News Radon

THUNDER BAY – HEALTH – The Thunder Bay District Health Unit has issued an update on the Outbreak for Respiratory and Influenza A alerts.

January 29, 2018 – The respiratory outbreak affecting the following Resident Home Areas has been declared over:
• Orchid (5 South)
• Marigold (5 North)
• Lilac (4 South)
• Iris (4 North)
All restrictions have been lifted.

The Influenza A outbreak affecting the following Resident Home Areas has also been declared over:
• Rose (6 North)
• Tulip (6 South)
• Trillium (7 North)
• Violet (7 South)
All restrictions have been lifted.

Currently, there are no outbreaks affecting Hogarth Riverview Manor.

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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