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Local Medical Centers Limit Visitors Due to Flu

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LAKE COUNTY, Ohio — The Lake Health system has begun limiting visitors to its facilities to help control the spread of the seasonal flu.

The West Medical Center and TriPoint Medical Center are temporarily limiting visitations to two per patient. Visitors must also be 19-years-old or older.

The medical centers are also requesting visitors with flu-like symptoms, or have been diagnosed the flu within the past seven days, to refrain from visiting patients. All visitors are also asked to wash their hands before and after visiting a patient, or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer to help control the spread of the flu.

The temporary visitation guidelines come as the Centers for Disease Control announced this season’s flu is both more potent than in previous years, and spreading quicker than average.

So far, the CDC says at least 41 states have reported cases of the seasonal flu.

For more information about the seasonal flu and visitation guidelines, visit the Lake County General Health District website by clicking here.

The website for the Centers for Disease Control can be found here.