Access to the Mont St. Joseph Home in Prince Albert has returned to normal after a respiratory outbreak was declared over today by Dr. Khami Chokani, Medical Health Officer.
Outbreak protocols also remain in place for the Jubilee Lodge Special Care Home in Kinistino.
Originally declared on February 2, 2017, a total of five resident and four staff members at Mont St. Joseph experienced respiratory symptoms including cough, runny nose and/or fever. The outbreak was in the Northern Shores unit of the 120-bed long-term care facility. Laboratory samples have confirmed Parainfluenza.
Details of the current outbreak in Prince Albert Parkland are:
- February 10, 2017 – Jubilee Lodge, Kinistino. Eleven residents and nine staff members at Jubilee lodge have experienced respiratory symptoms including cough, runny nose and/or fever. Jubilee Lodge is a 30-bed long-term care facility. Access to the primary health care clinic is not been affected. Laboratory results have confirmed Influenza A H3N2.
Isolation precautions and visitor limitations are in place. There will be no new admissions or discharges to those units for the duration of the outbreak, unless discussed with Infection Control or the Medical Health Officer.
The Health Region reminds the public that proper hand hygiene reduces the risk of getting or spreading illnesses. Visitors to any health care facility are asked to perform hand hygiene upon entering and leaving the facility. Anyone who is ill is also asked to not visit any health care facility, whether it is on outbreak status or not.
For more information or to arrange interviews contact:
Doug Dahl, Communications Officer
306-765-6409 or 306-961-6217