Duke restricts patient visits systemwide because of influenza activity — 4 insights

Durham, N.C.-based Duke University Health System is restricting patient visitations through the holidays because of increased influenza activity.

What you should know:

1. Duke will not allow more than two visitors per patient at a time at any Duke facility, including its ASCs and physician clinics. The visitors must also be flu-symptom-free unless they're seeking medical care.

2. Children under 12 will be barred from all Duke facilities, unless a physician gives prior approval.

3. The restrictions go into effect Dec. 20 at noon.

4. Duke officials will review the restrictions once the state's influenza activity decreases.

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