The flu has been a cause for much concern lately, as this flu season has been one of the worst we've had in the past few years. One Evansville hospital has visitor restrictions in place because of it.

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The flu virus is highly contagious, so if you are showing any symptoms or your immune system is compromised, you should take extra precautions to not spread the virus or be around anyone who could potentially have the flu.  If you do have any symptoms, contact your doctor immediately!

Because of this Deaconess hospital has now had to add visitation restrictions to the hospital, here's what they had to say on Facebook:

Reminder: Visitation restrictions are in place

In response to the increase in influenza (flu) cases in the Tri-state area, several hospital members of the Community Patient Safety Coalition have implemented unified hospital visitation restrictions.

The restrictions include:
* No visitors with influenza-like symptoms in the hospitals.
* Symptoms include cough, sore throat, fever, chills, aches, runny or stuffy nose, vomiting or diarrhea.
* No visitors age 15 or under
* No visitors other than immediate family or other significant persons as defined by the patient.

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So be safe and stay healthy!

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