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BOISE -- An extended care facility for veterans is expected to lift its quarantine four days after a viral outbreak was first detected.

The Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Boise confirmed the illness affecting people at the VA Hospital's Community Living Center is norovirus.

Grant Ragsdale, Associate Director of the VA Hospital, says 9 people have now contracted the illness.

The quarantine went into effect after a patient began showing symptoms of norovirus Wednesday afternoon.

Symptoms of norovirus include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach pain and cramps. In some cases, victims also suffer fever, chills, headache, weight loss and fatigue.

The illness is isolated to the Community Living Center and Ragsdale says people there first started getting sick on March 7.

Visitors are asked to not come to the Community Living Center unless it's critical until the quarantine is lifted.

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