Retirement and Long-Term Care Outbreak Bulletin for October 17, 2019


Under the Ontario Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA), Public Health is required to follow up on reports of suspected and/or confirmed outbreaks of enteric and respiratory illnesses in retirement and long-term care homes. The list below provides an up-to-date list of current outbreaks at Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph area retirement and long-term care homes.

* New information since last posting

Facility Name

Type of Facility & Affected Area

Date Declared

Date Declared Over

Type of Outbreak Organism (if identified)

Birmingham Retirement Community

356 Birmingham St E, Mount Forest

Retirement Home - Entire Facility October 7   Respiratory - Human metapneumovirus

Lapointe Fisher Nursing Home

271 Metcalfe St, Guelph

Long Term Care October 11   Respiratory

Strathcona Long Term Care Home

720 Princess St, Mount Forest

Long Term Care - 3rd Floor October 3   Respiratory

Wellington Terrace

474 Charles Allan Way, Fergus

Long Term Care - Maple Ridge, *Oak Glen October 16   Respiratory

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Food Recall Alerts

For the list of the most recent public advisories for high-risk food recalls, please visit the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) website.