Flu outbreak contained

THE influenza outbreak gripping Mount Gambier’s largest aged care provider has eased with no new cases being confirmed at two of its sites in recent days.

A number of recent swabs taken have returned negative to influenza A, which means it appears the outbreak at Boandik has been contained.

The Lake Terrace and Crouch Street sites appear to be clear of the contagious infection.

This follows 55 residents across the two sites having or being suspected of contracting influenza over the past two weeks.

While no deaths have been directly linked with influenza, the sudden death of one resident has been referred to the coroner by the family.

Boandik chief

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