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Yale-New Haven Hospital institutes flu measures

1/11/13 — With the country currently experiencing a widespread influenza outbreak, Yale-New Haven Hospital has put the following control measures in place for the protection of patients.

  • Individuals with any symptoms of an infection, such as fever, rash, sore throat, cough, runny nose, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea SHOULD NOT VISIT patients in the hospital.
  • Only visitors 18 years old and older will be allowed to visit patients in the hospital. (Certain exceptions will apply; please check with patient’s caregiver.)

These measures will remain in place until the level of new cases of respiratory viruses decreases to a manageable level.

Yale-New Haven Hospital news release

Yale-New Haven Hospital is a nationally recognized, 1,541-bed, not-for-profit hospital serving as the primary teaching hospital for the Yale School of Medicine. Yale-New Haven was founded as the fourth voluntary hospital in the U.S. in 1826. Today, the hospital's two New Haven-based inpatient campuses include Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital, Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital and Smilow Cancer Hospital. YNHH has a combined medical staff of about 4,500 university and community physicians practicing in more than 100 specialties. YNHH's York Street campus and associated ambulatory sites are Magnet-designated by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

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