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Hospital Advises Those with Flu-Like Symptoms Not to Visit Hospitalized Loved Ones

The Henry Ford Health System, including Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, on Wednesday announced two precautionary measures to fight the spread of the flu.

The Henry Ford Health System, including Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, on Wednesday announced two precautionary measures being implemented that are aimed at minimizing the spread of the flu.

According to HFHS:

  • People with flu-like symptoms are advised not to visit loved ones in a Henry Ford hospital.
  • Patients with flu-like symptoms who are seeking medical care are advised to obtain a mask at the information desk or mask station upon entering a Henry Ford hospital or outpatient medical facility.

Signage promoting the measures is being posted at the entrances of Henry Ford’s hospitals in Detroit, Clinton Township, Ferndale, Mount Clemens, West Bloomfield and Wyandotte, as well as entrances of its outpatient medical facilities across metro Detroit.

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“These measures were implemented to help control the spread of infection from the flu,” said Dr. William Conway, Henry Ford’s executive vice president and chief quality officer.

“The best thing for people to do if they have flu-like symptoms is to stay home, drink plenty of liquids and rest. Most people with the flu have mild illness and don’t need medical care or antiviral drugs.”

Common flu symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Chills
  • Cough
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches

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The best protection against the flu is vaccination, said Dr. Conway, adding: “It’s not too late to get vaccinated. Flu season can last into March or April.”

Vaccination is recommended for anyone six months and older.

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