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Flu prompts some UP hospitals to restrict visitors

Steve Carmody
Michigan Radio

MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) - Some hospitals in Michigan's Upper Peninsula are implementing restrictions on visitors to help prevent patients and staff from catching the flu.

  The Mining Journal of Marquette reported Wednesday that each patient at UP Health System-Marquette is allowed only two visitors and those are limited to the patient's advocate, immediate family member or significant other.
  Outside of parents, labor coaches and grandparents are the only visitors allowed in the Family Birthing Center.

  Children younger than 14 also aren't allowed in the hospital unless they have medical appointments or are visiting the emergency room.

  Visitor restrictions also are in place at UP Health System-Portage and OSF St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group in Escanaba.

  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the flu is widespread in 36 states.

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