Nova Scotia

Hospital limits visitors after stomach illness outbreak

Visitor restrictions are in place at a Nova Scotia hospital after a gastrointestinal illness made several patients sick.

Restrictions affect the 28-bed veterans unit at Harbourview Hospital in Sydney Mines

Visitor restrictions are in place at a Nova Scotia hospital after a gastrointestinal illness made several patients sick.

The Cape Breton District Health Authority says the restrictions affect the 28-bed veterans unit at Harbourview Hospital in Sydney Mines.

Under the restrictions, only two visitors over the age of 12 will be permitted to see patients at a time.

The visitors must be immediate family or next of kin and should not be sick or live with others who are sick.

They will also be expected to wash their hands before and after their visit, and must follow any infection prevention measures in place at the hospital.

The health authority says the situation will be assessed daily, but all social gatherings have been cancelled in the meantime.

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