CHEO adopts 'outbreak measures' to deal with respiratory illnesses

September 24, 2014 7:28 PM

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CHEO adopts 'outbreak measures' to deal with respiratory illnesses

The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario is restricting visitors and putting other “outbreak measures” in place after three children acquired respiratory illnesses while they were patients there.

The move comes after the hospital last week confirmed four cases of Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), a strain of the common cold virus that is causing severe respiratory symptoms among some children across Canada and the United States.

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