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Patient visiting restricted at Great River

Increasing flu cases in southeast Iowa reason for temporary change
Dec 22, 2017

WEST BURLINGTON — To protect patients, Great River Medical Center is limiting visitors until flu season ends.

For general visiting, those 14 years old or younger are not allowed to visit.

In the Emergency Department, visiting is limited to one adult. Patients who have flu-like symptoms will be asked to wear masks to protect others in treatment and waiting areas.

Only spouses or partners, grandparents and healthy siblings of the baby may visit in the Obstetrics Unit. Siblings must be free from flu symptoms for 48 hours before visiting.

If a patient is in isolation for any reason, visitors will be limited to parents and grandparents in the Pediatrics Unit.

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and it can lead to death.

People can infect others with the flu about 24 hours before they have symptoms. Those who have been exposed to someone with the flu or who have flu symptoms should not visit patients. Symptoms include body aches, cough or sore throat, diarrhea or vomiting, fever or chills, headache, runny nose and tiredness.

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