MRSA bacterial infection outbreak declared over at QEH's Unit 3

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A bacterial infection outbreak that had restricted visits to a unit of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital since the first week of January appears to be over.

Officials said at the time that MRSA, or Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, had been detected on Unit 3 of the Charlottetown hospital, leading to increased cleaning measures.

As well, patients were being allowed only one visitor at a time, with exceptions made "for compassionate and end-of-life scenarios."

That has changed, as of Wednesday afternoon.

"Visitors are now permitted on the unit in accordance with the general visiting guidance during COVID-19," said a news release issued by Health PEI.

That means they must "wear a mask, maintain physical distancing and complete hand hygiene."

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