A Canberra nursing home is in lockdown after the diagnosis of gastroenteritis in a number of residents.
Goodwin Village's David Harper House in Monash has confirmed the outbreak of norovirus, leading to restricted access for family to visit residents.
Norovirus is highly infectious and its typical symptoms include vomiting and diarrhoea lasting between one to two days.
Since the initial notification to ACT Health on March 28, 36 cases have been identified.
All but one have since been resolved.
A statement from the aged care home said limited access was one of a range of actions taken in response to the outbreak.
"The health and safety of our residents is our highest priority and we are working in partnership with ACT Health during this time, and according to our legislative requirements," the statement read.
An ACT Health spokesman said it was not known when the facility would be infection free, but the outbreak appeared to be subsidising.
The spokesman said while such outbreaks were not uncommon in residential care facilities, they occurred with greater frequency during winter and spring.
A sign on the locked door of the facility on Saturday afternoon read, "Please be aware David Harper House is closed due to an outbreak of norovirus".
No serious injuries or fatalities have been reported as a result of the outbreak.