The Transylvania Times -

Hospital Increases Its Restrictions On Visitation


February 1, 2018

Mission Health has elevated its restrictions because of an increase in reported influenza-like illness throughout North Carolina. Only partners and immediate family members over the age of 12 will be permitted in patient care areas.

Mission Health previously asked visitors to limit hospital visits based on recommendations from its infection prevention department.

The number of reported influenza-like illness cases as a percentage of ambulatory visits has continued to increase statewide and is now approaching 7 percent, which activates the system’s Visitor Restriction Policy.


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