Gardens at Calvary limits visits due to norovirus

A micro image of the norovirus , F.P. Williams, U.S. EPA
A micro image of the norovirus , F.P. Williams, U.S. EPA

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -  The local Department of Public Health (DPH) is working with the Gardens at Calvary in controlling what has been confirmed to be norovirus.

A cluster of residents recently became ill with the virus. Last week, the long-term care home took measures to control the illness -- one of them being a

on the number of visitors entering the facility.

The Gardens at Calvary is located off Moon Road in Columbus, GA.

Norovirus quick facts:

How do people become infected with noroviruses?
Noroviruses are found in the stool or vomit of infected people. People can become infected with the virus in several ways, including:

  • eating food or drinking liquids that are contaminated with norovirus;
  • touching surfaces or objects contaminated with norovirus, and then placing their hand in their mouth;
  • having direct contact with another person who is infected and showing symptoms (for example, when caring for someone with illness, or sharing foods or eating utensils with someone who is ill).

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