had an article about the recent outbreak of a highly contagious virus at a Murrells Inlet nursing home. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reports as many as 75 people have suffered symptoms of norovirus at the NHC nursing home in Murrells Inlet.

The virus is a stomach flu and can be spread if infection controls are not in place and practiced among the staff in the nursing home.   This is of particular concern for the elderly — as they can easily become dehydrated and can cause fatalities.

The nursing home is not releasing any information.  No visitors will be allowed until the virus is under control.

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