lundi 8 août 2011

Norovirus ebbs in retirement village |

Norovirus ebbs in retirement village |

A norovirus outbreak in an Invercargill retirement village has resulted in 163 people being struck down with the illness in recent weeks, but patients and staff are now on the mend, a health boss says.

Otago-Southland Medical Officer of Health Marion Poore said Public Health South had been working closely with the Rowena Jackson Retirement Village since the first case of norovirus came to its attention at the site on July 15.

Public Health South records showed 48 staff and 115 residents had been affected by the virus. But there were no new cases yesterday and the outbreak was coming under control, she said..

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