Respiratory Outbreak At Windsor Regional Hospital

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By Ian Shalapata

(WINDSOR, ON) – The Windsor-Essex Health Unit has disclosed that there is a respiratory outbreak at the Ouellette Campus of Windsor Regional Hospital. The outbreak is located on 3 South, in the Mental Health Unit.

An outbreak is defined as two or more cases of illness within 48 hours of each other, in the same ward or facility.

At least two cases of acute respiratory tract illness have occurred at the Ouellette Campus necessitating the outbreak warning. Symptoms of respiratory tract illness include fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, headache, and chills.