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Hospital restricts visitors because of flu spike

Douglas County Hospital has seen a recent spike in influenza cases in the region, and as a precautionary measure for patients and staff, the hospital has implemented visitor restrictions.

Infection Control Officer Emma von Felden, RN, said, "Only immediate family members should visit patients only if it is necessary. Visitors should be free from any flu-like symptoms including fever, cough, sore throat or diarrhea for a minimum of 24 hours before visiting patients."

Von Felden adds that she is thankful to the community for their help in this wellness effort.

Al Edenloff

Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  

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