A woman in her 60s also receiving care at Koester Pavilion is presumed to have contracted the virus and dozens of others are undergoing testing and monitoring.
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“Because proper procedures were followed, the risk of transmission to other patients and staff remains low,” the VA medical center said. “The veteran is being cared for in respiratory isolation by staff who are specially trained on the CDC treatment guidelines, including the use of personal protective equipment and infection control techniques.”
Staff who may have been in close contact to the patient are being reviewed by infection control experts and will be contacted to review risk and next steps, the VA said.