Norovirus outbreak at VA Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics

, Posted: Wed, March 5 2014 at 2:49 PM, Updated: Wed, March 5 2014 at 8:59 PM

White City, Ore. -- Update: VA Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics is experiencing an outbreak of the Norovirus and therefore is restricting access to the SORCC.

The SORCC is limiting access to on site pharmacy pickups, lab draws and emergencies. The illness has a 24 incubation period and is contagious 48-72 hours after symptoms have stopped.

SORCC is asking outpatients who do not have medications to last 72 hours to please call the pharmacy at 541-826-2111 extension 3606 and the pharmacy will mail medications overnight.

Wednesday 12:30pm:

Employees at the Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation Center in White City tell NBC5's RaeAnn Christensen that the Norovirus is spreading quickly through the facility. 

We are hearing hundreds are sick and they are quarantining some residents to their rooms. 

RaeAnn Christensen is in White City and we will update with more information when we can. 

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