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Flu forces visitation restrictions at area hospitals

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

The flu virus is forcing some area hospitals to restrict who can visit their facilities beginning Tuesday.

Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque and Dyersville, along with Unity Point Health Finley Hospital in Dubuque, is asking that anyone under the age of 14-years-old and anyone who has respiratory and/or influenza symptoms, such as coughing, fever, aches, and nausea, respect the restriction and not visit hospitalized patients until further notice.

The hospitals say this restriction is a safety precaution to keep patients, visitors and employees healthy.

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