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.
If you are visiting a facility during an outbreak, consider taking certain precautions.
|Facility / Unit||Declared||Organism||Type|
85 Main St. E., Grimsby
|November 29, 2019||Parainfluenza Virus||Respiratory|
12 Bartlett Ave., Grimsby
|December 5, 2019||Unknown||Gastroenteritis|
West Park Health Centre
103 Pelham Rd., St. Catharines
|December 10, 2019||Parainfluenza Virus||Respiratory|
When a health care facility has an outbreak, the following measures are put into place to help decrease the spread of illness:
We work with facilities and provide infection prevention and control best practices to prevent outbreaks.
Follow these steps to help stop the spread of the infection.
For more information, call 905-688-8248 ext. 7330 or 1-888-505-6074 (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.).