Dozens fall ill at Plano assisted living center

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Plano health officials have confirmed that a viral illness has spread to about 40 residents, staff and visitors at The Waterford at Plano assisted living center.



Posted on November 13, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 13 at 10:35 PM

The Waterford at Plano

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PLANO — A spreading sickness is creating concern at an assisted living center in Plano.

Brian Collins, the city's director of environmental health, confirmed that about 40 residents, staff and visitors at The Waterford at Plano, 3401 Premier Drive, have contracted what appears to be a type of viral illness.

"City staff are working with Collin County Health Services and staff at The Waterford to mitigate disease transmission and determine the source of illness," Collins said in a written statement.

While this is not a life-threatening illness, Collins said "the population at risk at Waterford commands immediate response."

He said tests are under way to determine the source of the illness, and steps are being taken to mitigate its transmission.

This "Public health announcement" dated November 7 is posted on the door of The Waterford:

Visiting is not recommended at this time!

Our community has several cases of a Stomach Virus. Please see the front desk receptionist up arrival, and please be cautious and use good hand washing when entering and leaving our community. I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thank you,
Robin Payne
Executive Director