Visitor restrictions have been lifted at the Big River Health Centre after a respiratory outbreak was declared over today by Dr. Khami Chokani, Medical Health Officer. There are currently no outbreaks in Prince Albert and area long-term care facilities.
Details of the outbreak declared over are:
Big River Health Centre, Big River – Twenty-one residents and 23 staff members developed acute respiratory symptoms in the since mid-January. Laboratory tests have confirmed Coronavirus OC43, Coronavirus HKU1, Influenza B and Parainfluenza 4. Big River Health Centre has a 35-bed special care home in Big River. Access to the primary health care clinic was not affected. Outbreak was declared on January 22, 2018.
The Saskatchewan Health Authority 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