Outbreak In Prince Albert Hospital

Friday, July 29, 2011 at 14:20



The Victoria Hospital in Prince Albert is limiting visitor access due to an outbreak of C. difficile.


The Health Region says there have been five confirmed cases of the illness since July 8th.


Four patients remain in hospital while a fifth has been discharged.


All of the patients have been moved into private rooms and anyone who goes in must wear a gown and gloves.


There are two suspected cases as well.


C. difficile has drawn a lot of attention in eastern Canada.


28 people in the Niagra health region have died in past months while other cities are grappling with outbreaks of their own.


C. difficile is a bacteria that causes diarrhea, fever and abdominal pain.


It is also considered to be resistant to antibiotics.