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Memorial Health System Lifts Visitor Restrictions

Jan. 21, 2010

For immediate release

In response to a decrease in flu, Memorial Health System announced today that it has lifted flu-related restrictions that were put in place in the fall to protect the public and patients from H1N1 and seasonal flu.

In October 2009, Memorial restricted children age 12 and younger and anyone with flu-like symptoms from visiting patients at Memorial’s three hospitals – Memorial Hospital Central, Memorial Hospital North and Memorial Hospital for Children.

Memorial Hospital for Children will continue to screen and restrict visitation for visitors who are showing flu-like symptoms: fever, sore throat, sneezing, coughing, body aches, vomiting or diarrhea. Memorial Hospital for Children is home to the area’s largest neonatal intensive care unit and pediatric intensive care unit.

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For more information, contact Memorial’s public relations office at 719-365-5235.