Public Health Declares Community-Wide Influenza Outbreak Over
Written by admin, April 5, 2016
April 5, 2016- The community-wide influenza outbreak has ended according to Peterborough Public Health.
“We are seeing lower levels of influenza transmission in our community,” said Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, Medical Officer of Health. “Although there is still sporadic transmission occurring, other indicators have returned to baseline and all of our institutional outbreaks have been resolved, so I am declaring the outbreak over.”
Dr. Salvaterra noted that while the outbreak has ended, influenza is still present and can be easily transmitted. She encourages everyone to take precautions, such as hand washing and using good respiratory etiquette. She also recommends that you stay home if you are feeling unwell to avoid spreading the virus.
For more information about infection control and influenza, please visit www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca and click on “Immunization” and then “Influenza”.
For further information, please contact:
705-743-1000, ext. 391