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Colquitt Regional Medical Center seeing increase in flu patients

Flu season
Posted at 4:47 PM, Jan 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-02 16:47:39-05

COLQUITT COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL) — Flu season is in full swing around the Big Bend and South Georgia regions.

Colquitt Regional Medical Center is currently seeing an increase in flu patients.

Due to the increase the hospital has released the following statement:

Colquitt Regional has seen a consistent increase in confirmed flu cases in the past weeks. While the flu season is already in full swing, Colquitt Regional providers still suggest getting the flu shot for those who haven’t already. It is the best way to safeguard yourself and loved ones from flu and flu-related complications. To help stay vigilant in the fight against the flu, Colquitt Regional is taking preventative measures by temporarily limiting visitors to those who are 18 years or older, reducing the number of visitors allowed to see patients, requiring that all visitors wear masks, and having no visitors in emergency department treatment areas. Proper flu hygiene, such as washing hands frequently and covering sneezes and coughs, is also being promoted campus wide.”

The hospital is continuing to urge everyone to get a flu shot.

They are also taking preventative measures by limiting visitors and requiring them to wear a mask in addition to promoting proper hygiene.