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Flu Outbreak Sends Gaithersburg Seniors To Hospital

More than a dozen seniors from assisted living center put in hospital since April 27, according to The Gazette.

Flu season may be over but more than a dozen residents at a Gaithersburg assisted living center have been taken to the hospital since April 27 for feeling the effects of the illness, according to a report by The Gazette.

There have been only three recorded incidents of the Influenza-A, the report states, but health officials have found more than 25 cases of acute respiratory illness among the 126 residents at Kindley Assisted Living, part of the senior community Asbury Methodist Village.

David Denton, executive director of Asbury, told The Gazette no residents at Asbury have died this year as a result of the flu. 

“We are taking all the necessary precautions to mitigation the risk of others getting ill at Kindley,” he told The Gazette.

Read the full report on The Gazette.

Sharon May 12, 2012 at 03:37 PM
Then they (Asbury) send a half dozen of those sick residents to Wilson Healthcare (on Asbury Campus) to possibly infect those in rehab facility & many already with vulnerable weakened immune systems!!!! Not to mention placing working staff in jeopardy & not able (if they get flu) to take care of those residents/patients already in that facility. Crazy!
Sharon May 12, 2012 at 03:54 PM
And rather than taking chance of 'another' quarantine @ Wilson & bringing infection into Wilson Healthcare, those half dozen with respiratory flu-like symptoms @ Kindley who weren't (yet) considered ill enough to be admitted into hospital, should have been kept where they were but placed on immediate quarantine floor in Kindley. Makes absolutely no sense to decide to chance yet a SECOND of their facilities being highly infected.

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