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Visitors asked to stay away from Yarmouth Hospital if feeling sick

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Hospital has eased restrictions on Alternative Level of Care Unit but still asks ill visitors to stay away

YARMOUTH - Yarmouth Hospital has eased visitor restrictions on the Alternative Level of Care Unit (ALCU), but is still asking visitors to stay away if they are feeling ill, or have influenza-like or flu symptoms.

Visitors are also asked to limit the number of patients they visit, and not go room-to-room. This will help reduce the chance of any viruses spreading to hospital patients. These viruses spread easily from person to person and are more serious for those who are already ill. Good hand washing helps prevent the spread of infection.

Visitors will see signs in the hospital reminding them to stay away if they are ill, and to wash hands regularly and cover coughs or sneezes.

If you are feeling ill, and your symptoms become severe, call your primary health care provider or visit the nearest Emergency Department. People can also call 811 to speak to a registered nurse 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

 Influenza, or flu, symptoms include sudden onset of: fever, headache, cough, general aches and pains, fatigue and weakness, a runny, stuffy nose, sneezing and sore throat.

For information on preventing the flu, visit: http://novascotia.ca/flu

 

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