By NewsDesk  @bactiman63

In a follow-up on an outbreak of an unknown respiratory illness at Greenspring, a long-term care facility with assisted living and skilled nursing care, in Springfield, Va., the Fairfax County Health Department reports a total of 63 individuals out of 263 residents in the assisted living and skilled nursing sections of Greenspring have become ill.  No new hospitalizations have been reported, but there are now three deaths associated with the outbreak.

The Health Department does not know the full medical history and the extent to which the respiratory illness contributed to the deaths. Additionally, the Health Department has been informed that 19 employees have also reported symptoms of upper respiratory illness since the outbreak began on June 30. Results of testing by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are still pending.

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