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Harford's two hospitals limiting visitors in effort to prevent spread of flu

Harford's two hospitals limiting visitors in effort to prevent spread of flu

To help limit the spread of flu this winter, Upper Chesapeake Health has placed visitor restrictions at its two Harford County hospitals.

The restrictions at Harford’s two hospitals — Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air and Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace — include no visitors younger than 18 to inpatient units, unless they are parents of hospitalized children; and a limit of two visitors per patient.

Children and teenagers are among the groups who may spread the flu virus before they’ve begun exhibiting symptoms, according to a University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health news release.

Visitors with flu symptoms, including fever, cough or sore...

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