Duke hospitals restrict visitors because of flu

Duke hospitals restrict visitors because of flu

Duke hospitals restrict visitors because of flu

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on December 27, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Updated Friday, Dec 28 at 10:44 AM

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Visitors are now restricted at all Duke University Health System hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers because of the flu. 

The News & Observer of Raleigh reports (http://bit.ly/VeaXZW) that restrictions went into place Wednesday afternoon. Only immediate family members or adult caregivers who have no fever, cough or other flu-like symptoms will be able to visit patients. 

Officials say they're hoping the rules will help protect patients and prevent the flu from spreading. The restrictions will be reviewed as North Carolina's flu outbreak slows down.
 

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