Flu outbreak threatens residents

FLU OUTBREAK WARNING: Boandik’s aged care facility on Crouch Street in Mount Gambier is grappling with a string of influenza cases. Picture: SANDRA MORELLO

AGED care operator Boandik has been hit with a major influenza outbreak with up to 23 residents at its Crouch Street facility being tested for or diagnosed with the highly-contagious infection.

While a number of residents have been conveyed to hospital, management says there have been no deaths directly linked to influenza.

But management has confirmed one resident – who was diagnosed with influenza – passed away

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