- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 21, 2015

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - Hospitals in a northeastern Indiana county that includes Fort Wayne have lifted visitor restrictions imposed last month amid a surge in influenza cases.

Allen County’s city-county health department said Tuesday the county’s hospitals have all lifted visitor restrictions that included limiting patient visits to adults 18 and older.

The Journal Gazette reports (http://ow.ly/HErMi ) the department says eight people died from the flu and its complications in Fort Wayne and other parts of the county.

Because flu cases are declining and are now at a typical level for this time of the year, the agency says the hospital-wide restrictions are no longer necessary.

Temporary restrictions in high-risk areas such as neonatal intensive care units will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

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Information from: The Journal Gazette, http://www.journalgazette.net

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