Approximately thirty-one of sixty nursing home residents of Fountains Three Nursing Facility in Shiloh, Illinois have been taken to area hospitals exhibiting flu-like symptoms, including nausea and vomiting.
While there are more than forty people inside the nursing home facility, the building has been placed on lock-down. According to the Director of Public Safety, residents began leaving the facility for hospitals on Thursday night, March 25, 2010, and the transfers continued into Friday morning, March 26, 2010. Seven residents went to the hospital on Thursday and 24 more on Friday.
The cause of the illness remains unknown.