Norovirus cases reported at Queen’s Medical Center, investigation underway – KHON2

Norovirus is an infection that causes stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhea. It is kept in mind by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as “extremely contagious.”.

” Queens is monitoring the circumstance carefully, and remains dedicated to making sure the security of patients, health center staff and visitors,” stated Queens Health Systems. “As the examination profits, we have actually proactively taken steps to carry out extra precautions to guarantee Queens remains a safe place to provide and get top quality care.”.

The health center stated the clients are succeeding.

HONOLULU (KHON2)– The Queens Medical Center is dealing with the state Department of Health to determine what caused a couple of clients on one unit of the health center to contract Norovirus.

At this time, no staff has actually checked favorable.

Queens states all afflicted patients have actually been determined and are receiving suitable care.

On their website, the CDC states Norovirus can be contracted by:.

Having direct contact with a contaminated person.Consuming infected food or water.Touching contaminated surface areas and after that putting your unwashed hands in your mouth.

Posted: Jul 10, 2021/ 04:43 PM HST
/ Updated: Jul 10, 2021/ 04:46 PM HST

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