Respiratory outbreak investigated at Va. senior facility

July 22, 2019

Two people have died and 18 others have been hospitalized after a "respiratory outbreak" at a Virginia senior community, according to an article on the ABC News website. 

The Fairfax County Department of Health said that 54 individuals had become ill with "respiratory symptoms ranging from upper respiratory symptoms (cough) to pneumonia" in the last 11 days at Greenspring Retirement Community in Springfield.

The outbreak had been reported in the assisted-living and skilled-nursing sections in June.

The assisted-living and skilled-nursing facility in Greenspring is home to 263 residents, Schwartz said. He said the two patients who died in the outbreak had been hospitalized with pneumonia but were "older individuals with complex medical problems."

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