Monday, May 15, 2017

6 deaths at nursing home connected to virus

Public health officials have linked six nursing home deaths at a Halifax nursing home to an ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness.
The Nova Scotia Health Authority said it was notified April 4 about a likely outbreak of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) on one floor at an Enhanced Care facility in Armdale, and it spread to a second floor a week later.
The medical officer of health for the Halifax area, said Tuesday more than 30 people have been hit by the virus, and six have died.
"The number of deaths in this case is a bit unusual," he said during an interview.
6 deaths at Halifax nursing home connected to outbreak of respiratory virus | CTV News