Colorado hospital restricts visitors to stop spread of flu
October 26, 2009
DENVER- One Denver hospital is barring people 18 years old or younger and those with flu symptoms from visiting the institution.
St. Anthony Central Hospital says the measures are needed to help stem the spread of the H1N1 swine flu virus. People under 18 and those with underlying health conditions are considered at risk of contracting the swine flu strain.
St. Anthony Central says many other Colorado hospitals are adopting similar restrictions on hospital visits.
State health officials say at least 20 people have died from the flu in Colorado – and that all may be from swine flu.