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  • Norovirus keeps clamps down on SORCC access

  • Access to the Veterans Affairs campus in White City remained limited Friday due to a suspected outbreak of norovirus.
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  • Access to the Veterans Affairs campus in White City remained limited Friday due to a suspected outbreak of norovirus.
    A press release from the Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics said the federal facility was limiting access to pharmacy pickups, lab procedures and emergencies.
    According the release, the illness has a 24-hour incubation period and is contagious for up to 72 hours after symptoms have stopped.
    Outpatients of SORCC who need medications are asked to call the pharmacy at 541-826-2111, ext. 3606. The pharmacy will mail medications overnight. Those who need the medications more immediately may visit the pharmacy.
    SORCC officials cautioned patients and employees to regularly wash their hands to avoid spreading the disease. They also asked that anyone feeling sick or exhibiting norovirus symptoms avoid visiting the campus.
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the most common symptoms are diarrhea, throwing up, nausea and stomach pain. Other symptoms include fever, headache and body aches.
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