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One-person hospital flu outbreak over

A one-patient flu outbreak at Guelph General Hospital is over.
Eight days ago, one patient acquired Influenza A while in hospital, which automatically resulted in an outbreak being declared, but today (Feb. 12) the outbreak was declared over by the hospital and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health, a news release said.
“It is apparent that our standard use of best practice infection control was very successful and everyone involved deserves a lot of credit,” the hospital’s director of quality and professional practice Melissa Skinner said in the release.
“The true measure of our success is this ‘outbreak was limited to the one original patient with Influenza A,” she said. “By being diligent, we’re protecting our patients and everyone in hospital.”
The hospital is asking that anyone planning to visit the hospital not come if they have unexplained symptoms such as cough, fever, funny nose, sore throat or diarrhea.

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