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Akron Children's requests only healthy visitors to hospital during flu season

01-20-2017 (Akron, Mahoning Valley, Ohio )

With seasonal respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and influenza activity on the rise in the community, Akron Children’s Hospital is reinforcing visitor restrictions at its Akron and Mahoning Valley hospital campuses for the safety of patients and to curb the spread of these illnesses.

All visitors, including family members, should be healthy. Please do not visit patients if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Muscle aches
  • Chills

 

  • Children under 12 years of age, including siblings, are restricted from visiting patients in the hospital's neonatal intensive care, critical care and hematology/oncology units. These units may also have stricter visitation guidelines governing the number of visitors allowed at any one time. 

“We are asking for the help of the public and our patient families to help stop the spread of RSV and flu, and protect all children in the community, including, of course, our patients,” said John Bower, MD, a pediatric infectious disease specialist. “Washing hands regularly and getting the flu vaccine are other important ways we can protect ourselves and others from the flu.”

Akron Children’s has a mandatory policy for all employees to get an annual flu vaccination, recognizing this effort as another vital safeguard in fighting the spread of influenza. 

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