As one unit opens, another closes.

Still scrambling to contain an outbreak of norovirus in HRM, Capital Health is lifting a visitor ban on one unit as it closes off another.

Nursing unit 6.2 at the Halifax Infirmary site of the QEII Health Sciences Centre will now be closed to visitors, except for compassionate reasons, after some patients fell ill with norovirus-like symptoms.

The ban is being lifted from unit 4.1, also at the Halifax Infirmary site. That ban took place eight days ago after four patients and one staff member became ill. A nursing home in
Musquodoboit Harbour had its visitor ban lifted last week.

Symptoms of norovirus, often known as Norwalk, include sudden onset of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach cramping.