- Associated Press - Friday, December 19, 2014

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - More Indiana hospitals are being advised to put temporary visitor restrictions in place to try to protect patients and staff from the flu virus.

The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health is recommending anyone going to a health care facility seeking treatment and who has cold or flu-like symptoms should wear a mask while in public areas. It also says no visitors under the age of 18 and no visitors of any age with flu-like symptoms should be allowed to visit patients.

The department says Allen County has recorded its first-flu-related death of the season.

All major hospitals in Indianapolis began similar restrictions on Monday. Union Hospital in Terre Haute and Clinton this week also placed restrictions on visitors.


Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide