MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release

December 31, 2012

Influenza A Outbreak at University Hospital Resolved

LONDON, Ontario – An Alert Level Two Outbreak has been cleared for Influenza A at University Hospital - 4- Inpatient Medicine Unit North West Corridor.

The Alert Level Two Outbreak was called last Thursday, December 27, 2012 when the North West Corridor in 4 – Inpatient Medicine had two positive patients on the unit.

“After consultation with the Middlesex London Health Unit this morning, this alert was resolved in accordance with their definition of a specified period of time with no new cases,” says Dr. Michael John, Medical Director, Infection Prevention & Control. “Our primary concern is always the health and well-being of our patients, and with an earlier Influenza season than usual, we are asking that family or visitors do not come to the hospital if they themselves are feeling unwell.”

 

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London Health Sciences Centre has been in the forefront of medicine in Canada for 137 years and offers the broadest range of specialized clinical services in Ontario. Building on the traditions of its founding hospitals to provide compassionate care in an academic teaching setting, London Health Sciences Centre is home to Children’s Hospital, South Street Hospital, University Hospital, Victoria Hospital, two family medical centres, and two research institutes – Children’s Health Research Institute and Lawson Health Research Institute, a joint research initiative with St. Joseph’s Health Care London. As a leader in medical discovery and health research, London Health Sciences Centre has a history of over 50 international and national firsts and attracts top clinicians and researchers from around the world. As a regional referral centre, London Health Sciences Centre cares for the most medically complex patients including critically injured adults and children in southwestern Ontario and beyond. The hospital’s nearly 15,000 staff, physicians, students and volunteers provide care for more than one million patient visits a year. For more information visit www.lhsc.on.ca

 

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