With flu widespread, Allina restricts hospital visits

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Frank Rhame, MD

[Minnesota Public Radio, March 01, 2016] Allina Health is placing restrictions on visitors to its hospitals, after state health officials declared influenza widespread in Minnesota. Beginning Wednesday, children under age 5 and sick people will not be allowed to visit hospitalized patients. Infectious disease specialist Frank Rhame said Allina will give nurses the authority to allow some sick visitors to see patients for "compassionate" reasons. Read more at mpr.org. More coverage of this story can be found at kstp.com.

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