Virus outbreak diminishing at Las Cruces care home

Posted at: 04/01/2014 8:24 AM
By: The Associated Press


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LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - The New Mexico Department of Health says an outbreak of a highly contagious virus at a Las Cruces senior living facility appears to be diminishing.

The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that more than 80 residents and workers at the Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces Village have been sickened with norovirus.

Since the outbreak was first reported to the state on March 19, seven people have been hospitalized. Six of those have recovered or been discharged.

Visitation is limited and all social activities at the facility have been canceled.

Department of Health spokesman David Morgan says the number of new cases is diminishing.

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