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Innovis restricts visitors as precaution in H1N1 flu fight

As a precaution against the growing flu epidemic in the region, Innovis Health announced restrictions for visitor access to its Fargo hospital location this morning.

According to a statement from Innovis:

Effective immediately, the hospital, 3000 32nd Ave. S., is allowing only visitors who are immediate family members older than 18, who do not have flu-like symptoms or other illness.

Immediate family members include: parents and in-laws, spouses or significant others, grandparents and children older than 18.

No child under 18 will be allowed.

At Innovis' emergency room and urgent care facilities, patients are asked to bring only one individual with them.

MeritCare Health System instituted similar restrictions on Monday.

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