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Wednesday April 8th, 2015

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Windsor Regional Hospital is advising the community to be aware of potential symptoms of respiratory ailments amid an increased number of local outbreaks in the community.

They say that a rise in respiratory illnesses has the risk of putting pressure on local long-term care providers and WRH emergency rooms.

A respiratory outbreak exists when there are at least two or more cases of acute respiratory tract illness occurring within 48 hours in a specific unit or ward. There are no confirmed cases currently at WRH.

According to the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, symptoms of a respiratory illness include:

  • Fever/abnormal body temperature (a temperature less than or equal to 35.5°C OR greater than or equal to 37.5°C)
  • Cough
  • Runny nose/sneezing
  • Sore throat/hoarseness
  • Nasal congestion
  • Headache
  • Chills

The hospital is advising anyone with symptoms to refrain from visiting the hospital at this time.

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