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Sunday, December 3, 2006

Four more at hospital sickened by virus

NEEDHAM

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

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