California nursing home reports 81 norovirus cases

Share this article:

One California nursing home was able to re-open to visitors and new admissions in time for Thanksgiving following a norovirus outbreak that began Nov. 8, according to local reports.

Officials from Country Villa Novato Healthcare Center, located in Novato, CA, reported its first case of norovirus — which causes abdominal pain, low-fever, vomiting and diarrhea — to the public health department on Nov. 8, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Since then the facility has reported 81 cases of norovirus, including 65 residents and 16 staff members.

The facility, which has 181 beds and 172 residents at the beginning of the outbreak, had been closed to visitors and new admissions since Nov. 15. One other facility in the same county reported a few cases of the virus, but said the cases were well contained, the Chronicle reported.

Share this article:

More in News

$1.2 million awarded in case of nursing home resident trapped, fatally burned ...

A nursing home resident in Ohio suffered fatal burns from a radiator, leading to arbitration that ended last week with a $1.2 million award.

Common arthritis drug stopped Alzheimer's in its tracks, researchers say

An arthritis drug stopped the deterioration of cognitive functions and activities of daily living capabilities in Alzheimer's patients in a small trial, researchers from the University of Southampton in England recently announced.

House bill would give some long-term care providers a break from the employer mandate

House bill would give some long-term care providers ...

Certain long-term care providers would get a temporary break on Affordable Care Act requirements regarding employee insurance plans under a bill introduced in the House of Representatives.