AtlantiCare Expands Temporary Visitor Restrictions Due to Flu

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With the flu becoming more widespread, one area hospital is taking extra precautions.

AtlantiCare is expanding it's temporary visitor restrictions on Monday, January 7th, to all AtlantiCare campuses to help protect patients, visitors, and staff from the flu.

The new guidelines require that all hospital visitors be 14-years-old or older.

AtlantiCare also is urging anyone experiencing flu-like symptoms to not enter hospital campuses to visit admitted patients.

Officials with the hospital say that they are experiencing an increase in the number of patients with flu-like symptoms including fever, fatigue, and vomiting, which shows that South Jersey is experiencing an earlier onset to flu season than last year.

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