The Memorial Health System says visitors will be
limited to two adults per patient at any time. No visitors
under the age of 12 will be allowed. Those who have a fever, cough, headache, joint ache, feel nauseous or have other signs of flu are asked to not
Spokesperson Jennifer Offenberger says the hospitals are seeing a larger number of flu
cases in emergency rooms as well as in the number of patients being admitted.
Otherwise healthy persons suffering from flu do not need
antiviral drugs and can care for themselves at home. Physicians advise drinking
plenty of fluids, resting and treating symptoms with over-the-counter medications.
Persons in high risk groups who develop flu
symptoms should contact their doctor or seek emergency help, and be mindful of potentially dangerous problems when flu-like symptoms improve, only to return with fever and a bad cough.