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October 11, 2005
Legionnaires' investigation continues
  
Dr. David McKeown, Medical Officer of Health, said today that Toronto Public
Health continues to investigate the Legionnaires' Disease outbreak at Seven
Oaks Home for the Aged.

Dr. McKeown provided the following update:
  • The Home's water supply has been flushed and is safe to use. It was returned to service on Monday evening.
  • The Home's air exhaust system has been inspected and returned to service.
  • The Home's air intake system is still being examined and remains shut down.
  • Environmental investigation of both the interior and exterior of the Home continues and test results are expected at the end of this week.
  • There have been no new deaths since Friday, October 7.
  • There have been no new cases with onset of illness after Wednesday, October 5.
  • A total of 71 residents, 23 staff and 14 visitors have been affected by the disease.
  • Most of those affected continue to improve.
  • The Home remains closed to new admissions and most visitors.



Media contact:

Susan Sperling
Toronto Public Health
416-338-7974



 

 

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