Recent reports from Broughty Ferry nursing home show that still 28 elderly people are suffering from an infection caused by a flu virus.
According to sources, it has been revealed that the outbreak of this virus is expected to have taken the lives of seven people in the nursing home, out of which two people died at the start of this week. The details of the deceased show that a man aged 74 and four women aged 81, 88, 90 and 91 died on Sunday, 25th of March, and Monday, the 26th March. However, the latest two deaths have not yet been given out.
The case of outbreak reported at the Orchar Nursing Home, where 28 residents more have been diagnosed of infection caused by Influenza A virus.
An NHS Tayside spokesperson said, “None of the residents affected is in hospital and all are being cared for at the home with intensive support from GPs and primary care”.
Influenza A virus is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Moreover, the virus more often affects those with chronic problems, specially the elderly generation.
It has been unveiled that the nursing home has closed their hospital for any new admissions. Moreover, certain infection control measures have even been deployed to help decrease the effects of the outbreak and make the situations better so that the hospital can be soon opened up.
Moreover, it has been affirmed by the officials of the hospital that the residents have been offered antiviral to reduce the infection of the influenza in those who have been affected.
Nevertheless, investigations into the probe are being carried out by a health protection team along with Tayside police.