Flu outbreaks causing visiting restrictions in hospitals, nursing facilities
It seems the current flu strain making the rounds in the region isn’t done with Haywood County just yet, and local hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities are taking extra precautions to try to protect patients.
“We are currently experiencing our first rise in flu activity this influenza season,” said Mission Health System Public Relations Manager Jerri Jameson. “The best way to control the spread of flu is to limit contact with people who could spread it. As the activity level has increased, we have implemented visitor restrictions.”
At Mission, only immediate family or closest contacts over the age 12 are allowed to visit. Children under 12 and anyone who doesn’t feel well are asked to call patients instead of visiting in person.
“This is based on a recommendation from ...