Citizens are advised to take increased flu precautions

UPPER PENINSULA — OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group is requesting the public to limit visits at the medical facilities during this time of increased seasonal flu activity and other upper respiratory illnesses.

 

 

These guidelines are based on recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

Visitors should be at least 18 years of age and older.

This will minimize exposure of patients to children, who are known to be high risk for transmission of viral infections, and will protect children from contracting an illness while visiting the hospital.

Please do not visit hospitalized patients if you are not feeling well, particularly if you have had flu–like symptoms during the past seven days.

Symptoms include a fever of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, cough, and/or sore throat.