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Area hospital systems implemented visitor restrictions to combat flu
Monday, 27 February 2017 07:45

LAKE NORMAN, N.C. -- Local hospital systems have implemented restrictions on visitors in order to help contain a flu outbreak. Last week Novant Health, Carolinas Healthcare System and Iredell Health System announced efforts to help prevent the spread of flu in their facilities.

“The flu virus can be extremely dangerous to people who have compromised immune systems, cancer, kidney disease and other chronic conditions,” says Dr. David Priest, medical director for infection prevention at Novant Health. “In order to protect our patients, we are asking members of the public who are 12 years and under or who may be sick with the influenza virus, to not visit these facilities at this time.”

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