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by Dave Gradijan

Outbreak of Norovirus Kills Two in Wash.

Apr 07, 20061 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

An outbreak of the norovirus at a Clark County, Wash., retirement facility has killed two people and infected more than 40 staff and residents, the Associated Press reports via Yahoo News.

The norovirus is a relatively common illness that typically causes mild stomach problems, like nausea, diarrhea and vomiting, according to the AP.

On Thursday, health officials said the 180 people living at the Cascade Inn retirement center have been asked to stay in their rooms and to discourage visits from family and friends until the virus runs its course, according to the AP.

All social events at the Cascade Inn have been canceled or postponed, the AP reports.

The “quarantine,” which is currently voluntary, is to remain in effect until four days after the last diagnosis is made—which, according to Marni Storey, manager of the county health department’s infectious disease program, could take another week, the AP reports.

Of the two deceased, one died on Wednesday evening and the other passed away the following morning, according to the AP.

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