GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Health officials say they are restricting visits to the maternal child and labor and delivery unit at Campbell County Memorial Hospital in Gillette to protect patients from the flu and respiratory syncytial virus.
Mother upset about WakeMed policy that prevents young siblings from visiting newborn
Starting Oct. 1, children under 12 won’t be able to visit their moms or newborn siblings at WakeMed as a result of an annual hospital policy.
According to information posted on the hospital’s website, the flu and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) circulate widely in the fall, winter and early spring and can be deadly to newborns and young children.
- The Journal GazetteDoctors: RSV on the riseJanuary 17, 2019
- Beatrice Daily SunRSV can be life-threatening in babies younger than 6 monthsOctober 2, 2018