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Published on February 19, 2019

UNC Rockingham Health Care Implements Flu Restrictions

EDEN—Feb. 19, 2019 --UNC Rockingham Health Care has implemented flu restrictions as a precaution to protect patients, families and staff from exposure to influenza. An increase in flu cases has been reported at the Eden hospital and at UNC Rockingham Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center.

These temporary restrictions were put in place at 7 a.m. on Feb. 19:

  • Children ages 11 and younger are asked not to visit patients at UNC Rockingham Hospital or residents at UNC Rockingham Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center.
  • People who have symptoms such as fever, sore throat, cough, nasal congestion or body aches should not visit the facilities

Flu, a contagious respiratory illness, is a virus that is spread mainly by droplets that occur when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. It can also spread by touching surfaces that may have been exposed to the virus droplets. Flu can be mild to severe and can lead to death.

The best protection against flu is to get a flu vaccine.

Conditions at UNC Rockingham Health Care facilities will be monitored and restrictions will be lifted when it is determined that it is safe to do so.

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