Published: April 2, 2010
Burnham-On-Sea care home struck down by Norovirus outbreak

A care home in Burnham-On-Sea has this week been closed to new admissions after an outbreak of a highly contagious sickness bug.

Burnham-On-Sea.com learns that several patients at Frith House in Steart Drive have been affected by Norovirus, which causes violent sicknesss and diarrhoea.

"We 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.

"We 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."

Doctors advise that although the symptoms of Noro virus are unpleasant, it is not normally life threatening.

Burnham-On-Sea.com 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.

 


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