Radio Free Vermont: Sunday, December 12, 2004

Sunday, December 12, 2004

Stomach virus outbreak closes veterans home

The Vermont Veterans Home has been closed to new admissions and visitors because of an outbreak of a highly contagious stomach virus. Because the virus is so contagious, it is not uncommon for it to "recycle" and infect someone again and again, Hollings said. As a precaution, residents have also been restricted to their wings so that they don't commingle and infect or re-infect each other or health workers