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Flu outbreak has OSF limiting visitors at Ottawa hospital

Posted by wlpo on March 8, 2016

What a difference 24 hours can make!

After saying Monday that their flu numbers have been low, Brianne Riley with OSF Healthcare in Ottawa and Streator says they had a jump in flu cases overnight. Because of the flu outbreak, visitors to all OSF clinics in Ottawa, Streator and Marseilles are now being restricted.

You now have to be at least 18 to visit OSF clinics and wear a mask if you have a cough. Make sure to wash your hands when going into and leaving rooms. The most obvious reason to stay away is if you’re sick.

In Peru Gene Vogelgesang says they haven’t noticed any unusual flu activity at Illinois Valley Community Hospital. So they have no plans to restrict visitors.

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