Deadly virus outbreak at Virginia retirement home

According to the Fairfax County Health Department, 11 days ago 54 people became ill with symptoms ranging from cough to pneumonia, now the "respiratory illness' left 2 dead and many hospitalized.
1:14 | 07/11/19

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evening to the deadly outbreak in a retirement community. At least two patients have died. Dozens more sickened. And tonight, parts of that facility are now under quarantine. ABC's Kyra Phillips is on the scene. Reporter: Tonight, a deadly outbreak in Virginia. Two deaths and dozens of residents sickened by a respiratory illness here at the green spring retirement community. For respiratory outbreak to occur in July would certainly not be as likely as for it to occur during the winter. Reporter: In just the past 11 days, 54 people have become ill. Symptoms ranging from a bad cough to pneumonia. No promising leads on how the sudden illness broke out, but in a statement from the retirement facility, it says it has taken all necessary measures to fully implement proven infection prevention and control strategies. David, health officials are testing patient swabs, hoping to figure out what this virus or bacteria is . Meanwhile, sick residents have been quarantined to their rooms. New residents are not being admitted an all stuff are wearing masks and protective gloves until test results bring about answers. David? Kyra Phillips tonight. Kyra, thank you.

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