Multiple staff and patients sick with stomach virus at Jackson Veterans Home

Multiple staff and patients sick with stomach virus at Jackson Veterans Home

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Multiple patients and staff at the Jackson Veterans Home are sick with the stomach virus.

According to Liz Sharlot with the Mississippi Department of Health, at one point more than 40 patients and staff were sick with the virus.

This has affected about 135 individuals with restricted visitations and new patients being put on hold into the facility.

Caroline Kennard, Communications Director with Mississippi Veteran’s Affairs, says that the veterans home anticipates resuming its regular schedule and lifting its period of isolation by tomorrow.

The Mississippi Department of Health will be notified if there are any more individuals become sick.

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