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Norovirus found in Madera

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A highly contagious virus has been identified in one Madera rehabilitation facility in southeast Madera, and is suspected in an assisted living complex in the northeast quadrant of town.

According to Public Health Director Van Do-Reynoso; Master of Public Health, the Norovirus has been identified as the cause of illness among 40 residents and staff members at the Country Villa Rehabilitation & Nursing Center at 517 S. A St.

Do-Reynoso said a laboratory investigation is also being conducted into an outbreak of illnesses at the Cedar Creek Senior Living facility at 500 North Westberry Boulevard in Madera, but a definite diagnosis of the Norovirus has not been made there.

Public Health Officer Dr. Thomas E. Cole issued a warning to Country Villa on April 3, advising the facility that a “definitive laboratory diagnosis of Norovirus has been made following an outbreak of illnesses among residents and staff members of Country Villa...


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