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Patient visitations curtailed at Harford hospitals as flu season reaches potential peak
Patient visitations curtailed at Harford hospitals as flu season reaches potential peak

Nearly one in three people across Maryland tested for influenza during this flu season have been positive for the highly contagious and difficult-to-predict illness, and health officials are seeing similar numbers in Harford County. With that in mind, the operators of the county's two major hospitals have restricted patient visitations to adults age 18 and older. Dr. Faheem Younus, chief of infectious diseases for University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health, said 32 percent of people tested across the state came back positive as of last week, and 27 percent of people tested at Upper Chesapeake were positive. The percentage of positive cases ranges from about 15 to 30 each...

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