Nursing Unit at Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare restricting visitors due to flu

By WKTV News

UTICA, N.Y. - Hospital officials say that two patients on the nursing unit 2 West at the St. Luke's Campus of Faxton-St Luke's Healthcare have been diagnosed with Influenza A.

The hospital is now following Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines which include the following the following:

- Limiting visitors to immediate family. No visitors under the age of 16 years
- 2 West Employees and support staff who have not had a flu shot, will be on influenza prophylaxis Tamiflu
- Patients on 2 West will be given Tamiflu as well.

Hospital officials say the precautions will be in place for up to two weeks.

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