Norovirus sickens Durham retirees

Croasdaile Village retirement community has been hit with an outbreak of the highly contagious Norovirus. According to a report in today’s News & Observer, the campus has been closed to visitors for at least a week while workers scrub down the place.

The Norovirus lives on hard surfaces, so it can be picked up by touching a doorknob, handrail, table, or other object. Once infected, a person can experience nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea for about 24 hours. While that is inconvenient and debilitating for an average healthy person, it can be devastating in an older person.

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