Update – January 16, 2018 The Respiratory Illness outbreak in Unity has been lifted. Visitor restrictions are no longer in place. A respiratory illness outbreak has been declared in the Unity and District Health Centre Long Term Care, effective January 5, 2018. There is currently a lot of influenza activity around the province. Staff have been working diligently in applying optimal infection prevention and control precautions which include:
• Visitor restrictions are in place and visitor restriction notices have been posted at patient doorways.• Patients or residents who are ill with respiratory symptoms have been placed on respiratory precautions and will be restricted to their rooms until free from symptoms.• Appropriate medication treatment or prophylaxis has been initiated.• Admissions, transfers and discharges are affected and will be triaged.
All staff and public need to remain vigilant in preventing infections in our facilities and communities, as well as the following: