Outbreak of stomach bug at Akwesasne nursing home

AKWESASNE, Que. – An Akwesasne nursing home is off-limits to visitors after an outbreak of a gastrointestinal outbreak.

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Department of Health announced Friday the Iakhihsohtha Home for the Elderly on Snye School Road is “completely restricted” to outside visitors until further notice.

The health department said the restrictions are in place “due to a number of residents with gastrointestinal illness” but did not say how many people at the lodge are affected.

According to Interior Health guidelines for Canadian health care facilities, an outbreak is declared when there are three or more cases in a four-day period.

The situation is being monitored on a daily basis and immediate family of residents can contact the home at 613-575-2507 for more information.