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Norovirus quarantines nursing home

January 12, 2012

HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP, NJ — The medical staff at Cumberland Manor have quarantined the third floor of the nursing home, as 34 of the 55 residents have contracted a highly contagious norovirus, according to The News of Cumberland County.

The virus was first noticed on Sunday in one resident, but by Tuesday, at least 26 people had been infected, the article stated.

"Four of the residents have been sent to the hospital, to South Jersey Health Care-Regional Medical Center, we get regular reports on 30 that are infected on the floor," said an anonymous employee.

According to the article, none of the residents are allowed to leave the floor until the virus passes, and nurses on the floor are diligently scrubbing and disinfecting whatever they can, including themselves, before they enter and leave the floor.

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