- Associated Press - Friday, May 1, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - About a quarter of the residents at a retirement community west of Portland have been on quarantine after falling ill with what staff are calling a “gastrointestinal event.”

The Oregonian reports (https://bit.ly/1dAeIZC ) that the residents at Jennings McCall Continuing Retirement Community in Forest Grove are being affected by what Washington County Health and Human Services spokeswoman Wendy Gordon says is norovirus. The county is conducting tests to confirm.

Washington County has guidelines for norovirus outbreaks in group care facilities, which are especially vulnerable because of their often elderly residents and communal nature. Sick residents must be confined to their rooms.

Norovirus causes nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Some people come down with a fever, experience chills, headache, muscle aches and general tiredness. Most people get better in one to two days.

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Information from: The Oregonian, https://www.oregonlive.com

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