Greensboro, NC-- A facility in Greensboro has released information about a virus that has effected as many as 50 patients.
Wednesday, the Adams Farm Living and Rehabilitation Facility on Mackay Rd in Jamestown said they contacted Guilford County Department of Public Health to report a higher than usual amount of cases of respiratory-type illness among its residents and staff.
According to a news release, Bob Gilliam the President of the company said they first noticed the illness in April. Gilliam said they took all the required steps to get ahead of the illness, which included closing admissions to new patients.
Gilliam said a single cause of the illnesses has not been confirmed but preliminary tests appear to indicate Rhinovirus. Rhinovirus is a virus that infects the upper respiratory system and causes the common cold. The common cold can be serious in an elderly, fragile population.
The Guilford County Dept. of Public Health, the NC Dept of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are working on treating the patients and investigating what the illness is.
Families have been restricted from the facility during this time but all of them have been contacted about their relatives.