Flu-like outbreak hits Almonte hospital

0 Medical-surgical unit at the Almonte General Hospital is temporarily closed for new admissions
November 28, 2014 at 11:45 am  •  Posted in News by  •  0 Comments

The medical-surgical unit at the Almonte General Hospital is closed for new admissions as officials are saying there is a flu-like outbreak in the hospital which is causing vomiting and diarrhea.

Anyone who needs treatment in the unit will temporarily be transferred to another hospital.

The unit is expected to be closed to new patients until those suffering with the virus are symptom free for five days.

According to hospital spokespeople, the rest of the hospital, including the emergency department, remains open to the public and there is no worry the virus will spread to other departments.

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