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In recent weeks, an increase in patients suffering from flu or flu-like symptoms has impacted emergency room wait times and resulted in a significant spike in hospital admissions. NorthShore has updated visitor restrictions to protect patients, visitors and staff. The temporary visitor changes include:
Despite the rise in flu cases, there are some things you can do to help reduce your chances of getting infected. Diana Maniev, MD, Pedatritian at NorthShore, offers the following suggestions to help beat the virus this season: