Retirement and Long-Term Care Outbreak Bulletin for August 17, 2018


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)

Elliott Community

170 Metcalfe St, Guelph

Long-Term Care - Wellington Unit July 26 *August 17 Respiratory

Saugeen Valley Nursing Centre

465 Dublin St, Mount Forest

Long-Term Care August 14   Respiratory

St. Joseph Health Care

100 Westmount Rd, Guelph

Long-Term Care - Ashley and Elmwood Units August 2 *August 17 Respiratory - Parainfluenza 3

Download printable version of the Retirement & LTC Outbreak Bulletin for August 17, 2018 (PDF, 1 page)

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.