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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 7:07am

Hospitals Ban Young Visitors

Updated: 5 years ago.
photo courtesy U.S. Department of Defense

Starting next week five Middle Georgia hospitals will no longer allow children under the age of seventeen to visit patients in the hospital. The move comes as health care providers try to limit the spread of the swine flu virus.
Other hospitals across the state and country have imposed similar bans. The hospitals, in Macon, Warner Robins, and Perry say they worked together to create a uniform policy following the presidential declaration of a national emergency. That declaration gave hospitals the leeway to revise their policies on who can visit.
Health officials say children are more likely to contract and get sick from the swine flu virus.

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