Influenza

Spike In Flu Activity Prompts Visitation Policy Changes At UK Healthcare

Dec 22, 2014
Alan Lytle

In response to the increasing number of flu cases, on Monday UK HealthCare began implementing temporary inpatient visitation restrictions at UK Chandler Hospital, Kentucky Children’s Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital and Eastern State Hospital. Kimberly Blanton, enterprise director for infection prevention and control, says the temporary measures are designed to help protect patients, visitors and staff from exposure to the flu and will be in effect at all UK Healthcare inpatient units.

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The Cabinet for Health and Family Services says two cases of influenza have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.