Thunder Bay

Respiratory illness outbreak strikes three long-term care facilities in Thunder Bay, Ont.

An outbreak of respiratory illness has hit three Thunder Bay long-term care facilities, the Thunder Bay District Health Unit said Friday.

The Walford, Jasper Place and Roseview Manor affected

The Thunder Bay District Health Unit says three long-term care facilities in the city are currently experiencing respiratory illness outbreaks. (CBC)

An outbreak of respiratory illness has hit three Thunder Bay long-term care facilities, the Thunder Bay District Health Unit said Friday.

Facility-wide outbreaks are being reported at Jasper Place at 1200 Jasper Drive and The Walford, located at 20 Pine Street.

Roseview Manor's Primrose wing is also experiencing an outbreak of respiratory illness.

All admissions, transfers, discharges and social activities have been cancelled at the three facilities until further notice, and visitors are restricted to family members and caregivers only, the health unit said.

The health unit reminds people not to visit hospitals or long-term care facilities while ill to avoid spreading infections to vulnerable individuals, such as the elderly, children, infants and those with other chronic conditions.