Flu hits hard at care facilities for the elderly

January 11, 2015 9:23 PM

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Flu viruses have slammed into dozens of Iowa care centers this winter, showing that meticulous safeguards can't always prevent frail, elderly residents from becoming infected.

Staff members, residents and their families were stunned at how quickly the virus spread once it got into the Bishop Drumm Retirement Center in Johnston in mid-December.

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