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January 11, 2013

Flu marches through the area

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Nevertheless, the Cobleskill hospital had instituted restrictions on visitors, she said.

Only two visitors at a time may enter the rooms of patients, and no one under age 13 will be permitted to visit.

Other institutions, such as the A.O. Fox Nursing Home in Oneonta and Bassett Medical Center have dropped or curtailed restrictions they enforced in last month.

Bassett is barring visitors under the age of 14 from seeing maternity or pediatric patients. Only parents, grandparents and birthing coaches were being allowed to the birthing center and pediatrics.

However, all of the institutions urged that visitors us common sense.

“Any person who is experiencing fever, sore throat, cough, shortness of breath, rash, diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting should refrain from visiting,” a press release from Cobleskill Regional read.

Bassett asked that “anyone with signs of illness not visit patients in the hospital.”

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