Enterovirus 68: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital using visitor restrictions to combat spread of EV-D68

Friday, September 12, 2014
By Paul Martin

Casey Weldon
Sep 11, 2014

CINCINNATI – A local hospital has put visitor restrictions in place as a precautionary measure due to a higher than normal number of patients suffering from respiratory illnesses.

All visitors to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center should be healthy – free from fever, cough, colds or stomach virus symptoms, according to hospital administration.

Children less than 14 years of age can only visit siblings. Non-siblings who are 14 years of age or older and are healthy may visit in the patient’s room. Only parents or guardians should visit in the critical care areas.

These restrictions are in place at the hospital’s inpatient facilities including the main campus on Burnet Avenue, as well as the College Hill Liberty campuses.

“This is a busy hospital on a normal day. But, we are seeing significantly more respiratory patients than we would normally see at this time of year,” wrote Jim Feuer, media relations manager for the hospital, in a release.

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