As flu spreads, Allina hospitals restricting visitors

[WCCO-TV, Dec. 29, 2017] The flu is now considered “widespread” across Minnesota. In other words, the flu virus has been reported at hospitals all over the state.

Allina Health hospitals are placing restrictions on visitors to stop the spread.

“We say stay at home if you can,” said Dr. Frank Rhame, an infectious disease specialist with Allina Health.

He says Allina triggers its visitor restriction when the flu is widespread. Nurses have both the authority and the responsibility to ask ill visitors to go home.

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