Second Va. senior facility reports respiratory illness outbreak

July 26, 2019

A second Fairfax County, Va., retirement community has reported an unusual outbreak of a mysterious respiratory illness, according to an article on the WJLA website.

The county health department says there doesn’t appear to be a link between te outbreaks.

The Greenspring Retirement Community and another longterm care facility, Heatherwood, in Burke, have been affected.

The Centers for Disease Control tested 17 samples from Greenspring residents who had gotten sick, but no common link was found that could identify what the mystery illness was.

Read the article.

See the latest posts on our homepage


Topic Area: Infection Control

Recent Posts
Recent Posts

Twice as Nice: Hospital To Double Bed Count

Expansion will add 200,000 square feet, more than double number of beds, and renovate and expand surgical and other facilities


Rethinking Emergency Preparedness in Assisted Living

Research findings underscore importance of understanding ‘unique challenges’ communities face


Ronald McDonald House in Hotel Links to Hospital

First-ever Ronald McDonald House designed and built for hotel has opened


Health-Housing Project Targets Community Needs

3.7-acre complex is designed to increase access to healthcare and affordable housing for area’s most vulnerable


Seismic Shift: System Opts To Build New, Not Retrofit

Retrofitting existing facility would cost about as much as building new hospital


Post Comment


News & Updates • Webcast Alerts • Building Technologies

All fields are required.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.