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Stomach bug prompts visitor restrictions at Rice Care Center

An outbreak of gastrointestinal illness has prompted visitor restrictions at the Rice Care Center.

Several residents and staff have been sick with vomiting and diarrhea from a gastrointestinal virus, said Troy Barrick, administrator of the Rice Care Center.

"We're just encouraging visitors not to come if they don't have to. We don't want them to catch it," he said.

The visitor restrictions will remain in effect at least through Thursday, Barrick said.

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