Huntsville Hospital Asking Public To Limit Visits During Flu Outbreak

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Hospital officials ask the public to limit visits during the current flu outbreak.  They ask anyone with flu-like symptoms to not visit patients.

However, if you need care, the hospital is accepting patients.

“We appreciate everyone’s cooperation during this period. This is a preventive measure for the benefit of our patients and the people who take care of them,” said Jeff Samz, chief operating officer of the hospital.  “This is in the best interests of our patients and our staff.”

Flu-like symptoms include fever, runny nose, coughing, sore throat, body aches, headaches, chills and fatigue.

In addition, persons who are at higher risk for developing the flu should not visit except to receive care, including women who are pregnant, persons over 65, anyone with a chronic medical condition, and children.