Temporary visitor restrictions in effect at N.C. Children’s and N.C. Cancer hospitals

Because of a rapid recent increase in flu cases, children less than 12 years old will be prohibited from visiting patients in the N.C. Children’s and N.C. Cancer hospitals. Normal visiting policies will remain in effect for the remaining areas within UNC Hospitals.

The Triangle region of North Carolina is experiencing an early, active flu season. So far at UNC Hospitals, more than 100 patients have tested positive for influenza and three patients have died from the flu.

As a result, beginning on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, children less than 12 years old will be prohibited from visiting patients in the N.C. Children’s and N.C. Cancer hospitals. Normal visiting policies will remain in effect for the remaining areas within UNC Hospitals.

The restrictions are temporary and will be reviewed when the number of new influenza cases begins to decline. In the meantime, visitors with fever, cough or other flu-like symptoms are asked to stay at home.

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Published January 3, 2014.