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Respiratory infection outbreak at Vernon’s Noric House

Interior Health has confirmed five cases among residents
Vernon’s Noric House long-term care facility has 85 beds (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star).

Interior Health has confirmed a respiratory outbreak at Noric House in Vernon.

The long term care facility, located at 1400 Mission Rd., has five cases among residents in their landing unit.

There are, luckily, no hospitalizations or deaths.

The outbreak was declared on Saturday, April 8 and joins two other in the Okanagan, Kelowna’s Spring Valley Care Centre and the Kelowna General Hospital.

A respiratory infection is generally caused by viruses and bacteria. They are spread through droplets when someone sneezes or coughs.

Visitors are encouraged to avoid Noric House until the outbreak is over.

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Bowen Assman

About the Author: Bowen Assman

I joined The Morning Star team in January 2023 as a reporter. Before that, I spent 10 months covering sports in Kelowna.
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