Two health care facilities in Swift Current are dealing with viruses.
The Saskatchewan Disease Control Laboratory (SDCL) confirms there is a norovirus outbreak at the Palliser Regional Care Centre. Thirteen residents are showing signs and symptoms of the illness. Enhanced infection control measures are in place and visitation is restricted.
There is also a gastrointestinal illness outbreak on the Med/Surg Unit #2 at the Cypress Regional Hospital. Four patients are showing signs and symptoms of enteric illness. Samples are being collected and sent to the SDCL for confirmation of the illness type.
Visitation is restricted on Med/Surg Unit #2 only. Immediate family members may be allowed to visit their loved ones in special circumstances, but must follow infection control protocols.