Thunder Bay Regional Health Science Centre (Hospital) in consultation with Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) has declared a gastrointestinal outbreak on the Hospital’s medical unit 2A. Gastroenteritis (stomach flu) is an intestinal infection marked by watery diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea or vomiting, and sometimes fever.
People who may be more susceptible are young children and older adults. There is no effective treatment, so prevention is key. During the outbreak, the following precautionary measures are in place to ensure the health and protection of Hospital patients and staff:
The Patient Family Advisor (PFA) Council was consulted and unanimously support these precautionary measures. Both the TBDHU and the Hospital wish to remind the public to prevent getting and spreading infections by:
The community’s cooperation is appreciated.