Local hospitals urge those with flu-like symptoms not visit patients
MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) —
Because of the flu outbreak, USA Children's & Women's Hospital and USA Medical Center urge people with these symptoms not to visit patients: fever, runny nose, coughing, sore throat, body aches, headaches, chills and fatigue.
Those at high risk for the flu, including pregnant women, people with a chronic medical condition, those over 65 and under 12, are also encouraged not to enter the hospitals except to receive medical care.
All visitors are encouraged to continue to practice good hand hygiene and other flu prevention habits, such as sneezing and coughing into a sleeve. Ask for a mask when visiting the hospitals, and our staff will be glad to provide one for you. It is not too late to get the flu vaccine.