There have been 868 cases of flu confirmed in Delaware since the start of the new year. And because of that, one upstate hospital has implemented restrictions to protect its patients from the flu.
Hospitals officials at Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington say that visitors under the age of 13 will not be permitted on inpatient units. ALL visitors to the neonatal intensive care unit will also be screened for flu symptoms; the hospital will also hand out masks to patients and visitors who appear to show signs or symptoms of respiratory illnesses. The hospital will also install cough stations that will include hand sanitizer, masks and other methods to prevent the spread of germs.
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