Seven people affected by gastrointestinal outbreak at Royal Inland Hospital

By Ashley Legassic
April 15, 2019 - 4:47pm

KAMLOOPS — Another gastrointestinal outbreak at Royal Inland Hospital is expected to be declared over later this week.

This time, it wasn't norovirus, but Interior Health spokesperson Susan Duncan says there was one case of rotavirus identified.

Rotavirus can lead to diarrhea and vomiting, usually in children. It's part of B.C.'s immunization schedule for infants and children.

"During the outbreak, which is expected to be declared over on Wednesday, droplet precautions and infection and control measures were put in place," Duncan says.

In total, four staff members and three patients on 7-North were impacted.

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