Enteric Outbreak in retirement home

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Good morning,

I have a question regarding how a stomach fly virus can spread. Here is my situation; my mother is living in a retirement home and she was sick with vomiting and diarrhea. She recovered a week ago. since then the virus has spread and is continuing to spread around the home with many of the residents having those symptoms. The staff has cancelled activities and limited resident contact to the dining area only. They have also asked that friends and family not visit for the time being.

My mother called me yesterday to ask if she could come and stay with me so she doesnt contract the virus and I imagine she is quite bored. She suffers from Alzheimer's so she doesnt remember she was already sick.

My question is....if she comes here and is not presently showing symptoms can she still spread to us? Im wondering that if after you have had it do you become immune for a while as well. My wife and I are leaving fir Florida soon and would hate to start our vacation with vomiting and diarrhea!


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