Gastroenteritis outbreak at Mount Carmel Hospital

The superintendent of Public Health has initiated an investigation to analyse the situation

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Yannick Pace
3 March 2017, 8:09pm
Symptoms suggestive of gastroenteritis have been reported in ten wards at Mount Carmel Hospital
Symptoms suggestive of gastroenteritis have been reported in ten wards at Mount Carmel Hospital
The Environmental Health Authorities were today informed of an outbreak of gastroenteritis at Mount Carmel Hospital after symptoms suggestive of the condition were reported in ten wards at the hospital. Two of the cases were admitted to Mater Dei.

“An immediate investigation was initiated by the Superintendent of Public Health to analyse the situation. Stool samples were taken and infection-control measures were immediately put into place, with isolation of affected cases and infection control procedures,” read a health ministry statement.

The ministry said that in addition to infection-control measures taken, an inspection of the hospital’s kitchen is also being carried out and that a “regular follow-up of the situation is ongoing.”

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