Harrison hospital restricts visitors due to flu

HARRISON (AP) - North Arkansas Medical Center in Harrison says it's restricting visitors because of an outbreak of influenza cases in the area.

The hospital says no one under the age of 16 will be allowed to visit the hospital, effective immediately.

The Baxter Bulletin reports that the hospital is providing masks for visitors to wear over their mouths and noses while in the facility.

The hospital also encourages all visitors to wash their hands frequently and use hand sanitizers.

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