SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento County health officials say more than 30 people have been sickened in a suspected norovirus outbreak at two assisted living facilities in Sacramento.
County Department of Health and Human Services spokeswoman Laura McCasland says initial tests have not confirmed norovirus, but the county's public health lab was closed Tuesday.
The Sacramento Bee reported http://bit.ly/12dlwUP three of the 34 sickened people remained ill Tuesday.
The two facilities where the potential outbreak occurred, Carlton Plaza Sacramento and the Crown Plaza Sacramento, are both on Fulton Avenue. Norovirus causes nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
Lisa Schumann, a spokeswoman for the assisted living facilities, said both homes have closed their dining rooms and halted group activities to prevent further spread of the virus.