City of Toronto  

Living in TorontoDoing businessVisiting TorontoAccessing City Hall
 
All news releases
Last 30 days
By month
Search
   
Newsroom
   
Archived news release by year
  2013
  2012 - 2011 - 2010
  2009 - 2008 - 2007
  2006 - 2005 - 2004
  2003 - 2002 - 2001
  2000 - 1999 - 1998
   
RSS identifier linked to feed RSS
   
   
 
October 5, 2005
Media Advisory - Respiratory illness update
  
The respiratory illness at Seven Oaks Home for the Aged has resulted in six
additional deaths among ill residents, Dr. David McKeown, Toronto’s Medical
Officer of Health, reported today.

“The six new deaths are not new cases. All of these elderly individuals had
been previously identified as cases and had underlying medical conditions,” Dr.
McKeown said. “There have been no new reported cases in the last 24 hours.”

Dr. McKeown provided the following update:

  • There have been six additional deaths, for a total of 16 in the outbreak.
  • The outbreak has so far affected 70 residents, 13 employees and five visitors at Seven Oaks.
  • 34 residents, two staff and two visitors from Seven Oaks have been admitted to hospital.
  • The majority of cases are improving but some have worsened as the illness takes its course.
  • Testing continues to determine the cause of the illness.
  • Hospitals and their emergency rooms are operating normally.

"We are working with staff at the home and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term
Care to ensure appropriate measures continue to be in place to control the
outbreak," Dr. McKeown said.


Media Contact
Gil Hardy,
416-338-7873

 

 

Toronto maps | Get involved | Toronto links
© City of Toronto 1998-2019