TBDHU Reports Several Gastrointestinal Illness Outbreaks Over

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THUNDER BAY – HEALTH – The Thunder Bay District Health Unit reports that the gastrointestinal illness earlier reported at the Chartwell Hilldale Retirement Residence, The Walford Thunder Bay, and Bethammi Nursing Home is over. All restrictions have been lifted.

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:
•    Washing hands often, for at least 15 seconds with soap and warm water, or by using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
•    Staying at home if sick to avoid spreading infections to others.

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