More elderly hit by stomach bug

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 10 January, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 10 January, 2008, 12:00am

The public has been urged to be vigilant against viral gastroenteritis after a second outbreak in a home for the elderly this week. The Centre for Health Protection yesterday reported that 20 residents in a Tai Po old people's home have suffered acute gastroenteritis. The two men and 18 women developed diarrhoea and vomiting in the past two days. Two people were admitted to hospitable and were in stable condition. A Yuen Long old people's home also had an outbreak affecting 24 residents on Monday.