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Cases of flu on the rise in Ottawa

Posted by wlpo on March 14, 2012

Just because its 80 degrees doesn’t mean the flu season is over.

People visiting Ottawa Regional Hospital who haven’t gotten a flu shot are being asked to wear a surgical mask since hospital officials say there has been an increase in flu activity in Ottawa.  Infection Preventionist Kerry Gerding says lab results at the hospital have shown three times the amount of flu cases this month.

Workers at the hospital who haven’t got a flu shot are also being asked to wear masks when they’re within six feet of a patient, family member, or fellow employee.

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