BBGH restricting visitors due to flu outbreak

Due to an increase in respiratory illness i nAlliance, Box Butte General Hospital is restricting visitors to its facility.

No children under 18 are allowed to visit the hospital at this time. Children are allowed if they need medical treatment or testing.

Box Butte General Hospital Special Services Director Mary Mockerman says the amount of seasonal influenza is on the rise, and the hospital's medical clinics are seeing an increase in patients with specific symptoms.

Mockerman says if you contact the flu, stay home and drink plenty of fluids.

The public will be informed when the restriction is lifted.

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