Enteric Outbreak declared on Wing B, Level 2, Medicine B

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Enteric Outbreak declared on Wing B, Level 2, Medicine B

CMH, in consultation with the Regional of Waterloo Public Health, has declared an enteric outbreak on t0 Wing B,  Level 2, Medicine Unit this afternoon (April 4).  As a result of this declaration, visitor restrictions of one visitor per patient is in effect immediately and will continue until the there are no new cases for five days. The symptoms for this illness include vomiting and diarrhea. At this time, the outbreak has impacted patients. The rest of the hospital is not affected

If current or recent patients or families have any questions, please call our Patient Experience Lead at 519.621.2333 ext. 2360 Monday to Friday. After hours and over the weekend, call our Switchboard at 519.621.2330 and ask for the Infection Prevention and Control, on-call.

How to protect yourself:

  • Your best protection is to clean your hands.
  • Wear protective personal equipment. Remember to wear a mask and eye protection if patient is vomiting. 
  • Do not share food and do not eat or drink in the affected patient's room

Signage has been posted at entrances and on Medicine B.  Cleaning and disinfection of the environment will be enhanced in this area.