Flu Potential Sparks Warning from Memorial Hospital

Jasper (NNDC):

Memorial Hospital has instituted visitation restrictions due to the flu outbreak.

According to Memorial Hospital officials, the flu is gradually increasing and they hope to reduce the risk of spreading the infection to patience.

Under the restrictions, no visitors will be permitted with flu-like symptoms including cough, sore throat, fever, chills, aches, runny or stuffy nose, and vomiting or diarrhea.  Also no visitors under the age of 15 will be allowed.  Only immediate family members of the patient will be allowed to visit.

Visitors who are allowed in are being asked to clean hands frequently while at the Hospital and wear protective face masks when instructed.

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