Visiting restrictions in place at Morris Hospital

Visiting restrictions in place at Morris Hospital

Visiting restrictions in place at Morris Hospital

The state Department of Health made that announcement Friday.

Hospitals from South Bend to Evansville have imposed restrictions that include barring visitors other than immediate family or other significant persons.

Forty-nine states and Puerto Rico reported either regional or widespread flu activity during the week ending December 23, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's most recent surveillance report.

A child in the central part of North Carolina died from the flu, the first pediatric death of the season, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.

Open visitation will resume as soon as health officials determine the flu threat has abated, the release states.

If you believe you are coming down with the flu, the CDC recommends you follow these simple steps. One of the main reasons for the upsurge in flu related illnesses is a general misconception about the effectiveness of the flu vaccine this year. That's up from 84 cases reported during the previous week.

The CDC has also discovered that this year's strain of flu is "only somewhat covered by the vaccine that was given this year", Radke said.

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A child has died from the flu in our state.

Getting vaccinated is the single most important action people can take to protect themselves from the flu.

In addition to taking the flu vaccine, it says, other measures can reduce or prevent the spread of influenza.

People at the Washoe County Health District track the flu on a weekly basis and there's little debate about the trend. "People become protected about two weeks after receiving the vaccine", said Dr. Taylor.

And if you're not already home fighting off the bug, it's still a good idea to get a flu shot if you haven't.

San Diego physicians are encouraging all residents to get a flu vaccination as a precaution.

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