4 May 2011

Outbreak of gastro-enteritis in resthomes

8:57 pm on 4 May 2011

About 200 people in five resthomes in Northland have gastro-enteritis caused by Norovirus.

The highly infectious stomach bug causes vomiting and diarrhoea.

It was first reported at the Jane Mander home in Whangarei two weeks ago and has since broken out in three other resthomes in the city and one near Paihia.