care home struck down by Norovirus outbreak
care home in Burnham-On-Sea has this week been closed to new admissions
after an outbreak of a highly contagious sickness bug.
learns that several patients at Frith House in Steart Drive have
been affected by Norovirus, which causes violent sicknesss and
had a suspected outbreak last week and test results have just
come back to confirm this week that it is Norovirus," Somerset
Care spokeswoman Hannah Rowe told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
have temporarily closed the centre to new admissions and also
suspended outside services, such as day care. We're monitoring
the situation on a day-by-day basis."
advise that although the symptoms of Noro virus are unpleasant,
it is not normally life threatening.
first reported last
month that Burnham's War Memorial Hospital had also been struck
by an outbreak of Norovirus and was later given the all-clear.