Severe influenza complications are most common in children younger than 2 years old, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Each year, about 20,000 children under the age of 5 are hospitalized because of flu-related complications.
During flu season, to protect our patients, we ask all visitors to inpatient areas if they have been sick with any of the following symptoms:
- Fever, chills, body aches and/or fatigue (very tired)
- Cough, stuffy/runny nose or sore throat
- Rash or other skin infections
- Vomiting or diarrhea
During flu season, If you or anyone in your group has been sick with any of the above symptoms in the last five days, we ask that you do not visit the patient.