OSWEGO – With the arrival of the flu season, Oswego Hospital is asking that residents who may be experiencing flu-like symptoms to not visit the healthcare facility.
“The flu has been very active this year,” said Oswego Hospital vice president and chief operating officer Allison Duggan, MD. “In order to safeguard the health of hospitalized patients, we are asking our community to assist us by not visiting friends or family members if they have flu-like symptoms such as fever and coughing.”
Those who are ill and find they must use hospital facilities are encouraged to take advantage of the masks and sanitizer that are available at each entrance.
Dr. Duggan also reminds members of the public to practice good respiratory hygiene habits, which includes washing their hands.
Frequent hand washing is one of the best defenses against colds and the flu.