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Published on March 12, 2019

Genesis Hospital Experiencing High Flu Volumes

Visitor restrictions in place

Zanesville, Ohio (March 12, 2019) – In response to the high incidence of flu in our area, Genesis HealthCare System is requesting the support of the community to protect patients and help prevent the spread of flu.

Hospital-wide visitation limitations

Visitation is limited in all areas of the hospital to:

Individuals age 18 and older
Immediate family only
Two visitors per patient
Those free of flu symptoms including cough, fever, sore throat, body aches and vomiting

Flu symptoms last three to seven days. Most people can recover at home without medical care. However, if there are emergency warning signs of flu in children or adults as outlined below, go to the Emergency Department immediately. People with mild flu symptoms are advised to follow the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations: stay home and call their physician if there are concerns about a risk of complications. If community members come to the hospital and are not sick with the flu, they may run the risk of catching it.

When you should go to the hospital

Emergency warning signs in children include fast breathing or trouble breathing; bluish skin color; not drinking enough fluids; not waking up or not interacting; being so irritable that the child does not want to be held; flu-like symptoms improve, but then return with fever and worse cough; or fever with a rash.

Emergency warning signs in adults include difficulty breathing or shortness of breath; pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen; sudden dizziness; confusion; or severe or persistent vomiting.

Learn more about colds and the flu and get the latest information about the flu from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Service.

About Genesis HealthCare System

Genesis is an integrated healthcare delivery system based in Southeastern Ohio. The system includes Genesis Hospital, a not-for-profit hospital in Zanesville; centers of excellence including Respiratory, Women’s & Children’s, Emergency & Trauma, Cancer Services; Neurosciences & Orthopedics; Center of Surgical Excellence; the Heart and Vascular Institute, an extensive network of more than 300 physicians; and multiple outpatient care centers throughout the region. Affiliates of Genesis include Northside Pharmacies, Northside Oxygen & Medical Equipment Company, Genesis Community Ambulance Service, Genesis Children’s Center and more. Better Begins Here.

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