Norovirus is Spreading Through Nursing Homes

Some nursing home are warning visitors to limit visits due to the presence of norovirus "It doesn't take a lot of time to infect someone because it's a very hardy virus" said the District Health Director. The virus spreads rapidly on surfaces and through human interaction and causes nausea, vomiting,  diarrhea, stomach cramps, fever, and chills.

In one nursing home roughly 15 of 153 residents are sick with the virus. They're quarantined to one floor.  Six to ten of 165 staff members were also sent home with symptoms. Workers are cleaning hand rails, door knobs and other surfaces residents and guests may touch. The norovirus can be contagious before and after people show symptoms. For more, read the story.

Robert W. Carter,Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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