Retirement and Long-Term Care Outbreak Bulletin for December 13, 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)

Caressant Care

215 Eliza St, Arthur

Long Term Care Home November 16   Respiratory - Rhinovirus

Caressant Care

24 Louise St, Harriston

Long Term Care November 24 *December 11 Respiratory- Parainfluenza

Elliott Community

168 Metcalfe St, Guelph

Retirement Home - Ellington Unit *December 12   Enteric

Village of Riverside Glen

60 Woodlawn Rd E, Guelph

Long Term Care Home - Erin Unit December 4   Enteric

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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.