Evansville nursing home on lockdown

New Media Producer: Amanda Lents

A Vanderburgh County nursing home is on lockdown Friday after a highly contagious strain of the flu spreads from one floor to another.

The nursing home has been on lockdown for days.

14 News is told that the Center for Disease Control put the North Park Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Evansville on quarantine saying they believe the flu strain spread from a visitor.

The CDC says they believe the strain of virus is under control. Staff members are wearing masks and all patients are on anti-viral medicines.

The lockdown is expected to last for up to another week.