Section of BGH in Quarantine After Second Gastro Outbreak in Two Months

Another quarantine is in effect at the Brockville General Hospital due to a gastro outbreak.

Patients in the hospital’s first and second floor East units in the Charles Street Building have been isolated to prevent any spread of the infection.

Gastro infections affect the stomach and intestinal tract, causing nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps and diarrhea.

Recovery time usually takes about 2 to 3 days.

This is the 2nd gastro outbreak at the BGH in 2017, the last one occurred in early February when the first floor of the Charles St. unit was closed for about 12 days.

The Gastro outbreaks has not only been affecting Brockville but the entire Leeds and Grenville region. So far through 2017, 30 outbreaks have been reported throughout the counties.

While the hospital is remaining open for visitors, officials strongly recommend limiting all non-essential visits until the outbreak is declared over.

According to health unit regulations a unit must be incident-free for five days before the emergency can be declared over.