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NY hospitals restrict visits amid flu cases

Posted at: 01/11/2013 11:55 AM
Updated at: 01/11/2013 5:27 PM
By: Associated Press

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Hospitals around New York are restricting visits because of the flu outbreak.       

Only two visitors at a time will be permitted at many hospitals in the Albany area, including Albany Medical Center, Bellevue Woman's Center, Ellis Hospital, Glens Falls Hospital, Albany Memorial Hospital, Samaritan Hospital, St. Mary's Hospital, St. Peter's Hospital, Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital and Saratoga Hospital. Those hospitals also are restricting visits by children 12 and under and by people with fever, sore throats or coughs.       

The Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester reports that Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester will restrict visitors to the maternity unit, the neonatal intensive care unit and units in Golisano's Children's Hospital.      

Families will be asked to designate two visitors for the duration of the patient's stay. Visitors must be at least 14 years old.

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