47 Residents Ill, Nine Hospitalized at the Gulfport Armed Forces Retirement Home
A stomach illness is sweeping through the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport. Forty-seven residents have been reporting nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea symptoms. Nine of them visited the hospital and the remainder received care at home.
The retirement home has requested the Public Health Department at Keesler Air Force Base to test food samples while the Department of Health tests stool specimens.
Posting flyers on frequent hand washing and confining treated residents to their rooms are both measures the retirement home is taking to keep the illness from spreading further.