UPDATE: Flu outbreak limits Lansing hospitals to visitors

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – Local hospitals are restricting visitor access as cases of the flu increase across Michigan.

McLaren and Sparrow hospitals are limiting visitors at their facilities.

McLaren says visitor restrictions include only allowing two healthy visitors at a time and no visitors under the age of 12.

All visitors are being asked to use hand sanitizer and wash their hands frequently. McLaren has stations placed in both campuses that include masks, hand sanitizer, and tissues if needed.

Since November, McLaren Greater Lansing has had 399 positive cases of influenza with 38 cases being admitted to the hospital, which is an increase from last year.

Late last month, McLaren Greater Lansing restricted visitors to minimize flu exposures to patients and staff.

While McLaren has limited visitors throughout its facilities, Sparrow has only restricted visitors to any child-related units. Visitors to those units are limited to a mother or custodial parent and a support person.

The influenza activity reported by state and territorial epidemiologists indicates geographic spread of influenza viruses but does not measure the severity of influenza activity.
Credit: CDC
Courtesy: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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