Updated: January 07, 2020 03:10 PM
Created: December 30, 2019 02:10 PM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Flu season is in full swing in Monroe County. As of Dec. 21, 420 influenza cases had been confirmed, according to county health officials. Of those cases, 51 required hospitalization.
In response to rising flu cases, UR Medicine Thompson Health implemented visitor restrictions at both F.F. Thompson Hospital and M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center, effective Thursday, Jan. 2.
On Dec. 30, UR Medicine implemented restrictions at Strong Memorial Hospital, Golisano Children's Hospital, Wilmot Cancer Center, and Highland Hospital.
The following restrictions are in place at those UR Medicine facilities.
Rochester Regional Health also announced the following visitor restrictions at Rochester General Hospital, Unity Hospital, Newark-Wayne Community Hospital and United Memorial Medical Center.
Flu season typically starts in October and can last through May, often peaking in January or February.
Health officials say it is not too late to get vaccinated.
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