The New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton is suspending outside visitors due to an outbreak of a norovirus.
The suspension was announced Friday after multiple residents became sick with a highly contagious intestinal virus. Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain and headaches.
Veterans Home officials say they consulted with the state Division of Public Health about the temporary halt, which is in place to protect residents from acquiring new infections, as well as spreading the virus outside of the facility.
Visits to residents in hospice-level care will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Roughly 200 elderly and disabled veterans currently reside at the facility, which was founded in 1890.