Titusville senior citizen complex quarantined after possible norovirus outbreak

By Kristin Giannas, Reporter, kgiannas@clickorlando.com
Published On: Nov 15 2013 11:34:27 PM EST
Updated On: Nov 16 2013 12:04:21 AM EST

A quarantine is in effect at a Titusville senior assisted living facility after serious health concerns about the possible outbreak of the dangerous norovirus.

TITUSVILLE, Fla. -

A quarantine is in effect at a Titusville senior assisted living facility after serious health concerns about the possible outbreak of the dangerous norovirus.

It's happening at the Titusville Towers Assisted Living Facility on Indian River Avenue.

Jack Jordan lives on the 11th floor, and is being told to stay in his room as much as possible.

"We cant walk around the building we have to be in our quarters, we're told, taking food up to people instead of them coming down," Jordan said.

The building has been quarantined as the Health Department investigates the possible outbreak of norovirus.

Already ten residents have had diarrhea and vomiting, symptoms of the highly contagious virus, which usually spreads when it comes in contact with food that you eat.

Barry Inman, Epidemiologist at the Brevard County Health Department, told Local 6 specimens have been sent to the state for testing.

Meanwhile residents are flocking to nearby pharmacies to buy face masks.

"I don't want to get sick," said Jordan.

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