January 02, 2018 06:32 PM
The Health Department says the flu is circulating at a "high level" in Monroe County, more than doubling in the last week.
Starting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, URMC is implementing visitor restrictions at Strong Memorial Hospital, Highland Hospital, Golisano Children’s Hospital, and Wilmot Cancer Center. Thompson Health in Canandaigua has also issued restrictions.
The following visitor restrictions will go into place at those locations:
Rochester Regional Health is also instituting restrictions for visitors as of Wednesday at Rochester General Hospital, Unity Hospital, United Memorial Hospital, Newark-Wayne Community Hospital, and Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic.
The following restrictions will go into effect at Rochester Regional Health locations:
The flu typically begins to show up in October and can last through May, often peaking in January or February.
County officials say it is too soon to tell if this year's flu season will be worse than last year's.
Updated: January 02, 2018 06:32 PM
Created: January 02, 2018 01:59 PM
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