Sunday, December 3, 2006
Four more employees at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Needham have been diagnosed with a gastrointestinal virus, according to spokeswoman Margaret Pantridge.
The virus has now infected 26 hospital employees and two patients. The virus was caused by germs known as noroviruses , and is not life-threatening.
The hospital became aware of the outbreak Thursday and notified the Needham Board of Health and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
-- Globe City & Region staff