Thomas Annarella’s Administrator’s Report at the Valley Hi Operating Board meeting on Wednesday says patients and staff have been suffering from acute gastroenteritis:
Valley Hi had a bout of AGE (Acute Gastroenteritis) among the residents and staff.
It is believed that the AGE, with symptoms including nausea and vomiting, was Norovirus.
Norovirus is being experienced at a very high rate in the community and affected some of the Valley Hi residents and staff.
Valley Hi staff worked with the McHenry County Health Department to monitor and track the resident and staff symptoms including the need to isolate symptomatic residents per the CDC guidelines.
Although the outbreak of AGE at Valley Hi was declared over on 1-13-2017, Valley Hi staff are remaining on a heightened surveillance and infection control practices while the virus is being experienced in the community.
Now that he has been elected McHenry County Board Chairman, Jack Franks does not seem interested in turning the outbreak into a political issue, as he did with scabies.