When a higher-than-average number of people who live and work in a health care facility are sick with similar symptoms. Visitors entering may be at risk of getting sick or taking the illness home to others.
|Facility / Unit||Declared||Outbreak(s)||Type|
Henley House, The
20 Ernest St., St. Catharines
|October 5, 2018||Unknown||Respiratory||Visiting recommendations|
Millennium Trail Manor
6861 Oakwood Dr., Niagara Falls
|October 1, 2018||Unknown||Respiratory||Visiting recommendations|
Tufford Nursing Home
312 Queenston St., St. Catharines
|October 9, 2018||Unknown||Respiratory||Visiting recommendations|
When a health care facility has an outbreak, the following measures are put into place to help decrease the spread of illness:
We also work collaboratively with facilities to proactively prevent outbreaks and implement infection prevention and control best practices.
Follow these steps to help stop the spread of the infection.
For more information, call Public Health at 905-688-8248 ext. 7330 or 1-888-505-6074 (Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.).