Stomach Bug Limits Visiting at Durham VA
Posted February 14, 2007 8:20 p.m. EST
The stomach virus, which is highly contagious, has made some hospital patients and staff members sick. Officials are barring visitors to in-patient ward units.
The Durham County Health Department said its investigation is focusing on the long-term care population. Numerous outbreaks have been reported across the state in the past couple of weeks.
Thorough hand-washing is the best way to prevent infection. Officials recommend using soap and water, saying that alcohol-based hand sanitizers may not be all that effective against these viruses.