Effective Oct. 1, hospital visitation during the 2019 flu season is now restricted at all University of Texas Medical Branch hospitals.

Visitors should self-screen themselves for symptoms of the flu or respiratory illness (i.e., cough, sore throat, nasal congestion, runny nose and/or fever) and avoid visiting patients until their symptoms have cleared. Screening for the flu will be mandatory on certain units, such as the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, mother-baby units and nurseries.

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