Stories tagged with: Flu

November 1, 2009 - 6:49pm
4 years 38 weeks ago

Starting November 2nd, the Genesis Healthcare System will limit visitations due to the flu.

Both Bethesda and Good Samaritan will only allow visitors over the age of 18, immediate family who are free of flu symptoms and only two visitors per patient.  Also, only parents or grandparents may visit infants in the nursery or Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Genesis says these precautions are needed to protect their patients and stop the spread of the flu.


October 30, 2009 - 11:35am
4 years 38 weeks ago

In response to the high incidence of flu in the community, Genesis HealthCare System is requesting the support of the community to protect patients and help prevent the spread of the flu. On Nov. 2, the hospital will limit patient visitation at both its locations, Genesis-Bethesda and Genesis-Good Samaritan to:

• Individuals age 18 and older
• Immediate family only (parents, grandparents and adult children)
• Two visitors per patient
• Those who are...

October 21, 2009 - 11:29am
4 years 39 weeks ago

Muskingum County's first doses of the H1N1 vaccine are being given out today.

Four hundred intranasal spray doses are being used to immunize the Tier 1 priority group.

"The Emergency Medical Services which includes the EMTs and paramedics and also we are including firefighters because they are also part of that Tier 1 group, that priority group," says Jeff Michaels, the preparedness coordinator for Public Health.

Michaels says the spray is all...

October 20, 2009 - 3:56pm
4 years 39 weeks ago

The next round of doses of the H1N1 vaccine will be making its way to Muskingum County this week.

Unfortunately, those doses will be given out to healthcare workers, firefighters and EMTs and physicians. Muskingum County Health Commissioner Corey Hamilton says based on the amount of doses ordered by the state, she is expecting a similar amount of vaccine to come in. She says it will probably be a combination of the injection and mist.

"It's the mist that's the...

October 16, 2009 - 12:51pm
4 years 40 weeks ago

Being prepared is more important than ever this flu season. Whether a person contracts seasonal flu or the H1N1 virus, it is a good idea to have a pre-made flu kit ready.

"It is always helpful to have things that you can keep well hydrated with and water you already have in the house, but if you would like to take drinks like Gatorade or something hydrating if that is something you would like to drink that is fine. With that, having things that are easy on your stomach because...

October 7, 2009 - 8:43pm
4 years 41 weeks ago

Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department Health Commissioner, Corey Hamilton, says the Zanesville City School District isn't the only district seeing peaks in absences.

She says it's been a problem all across the county.

"From what we're hearing from parents, it sounds like kids are having some sort of a virus-possibly the flu. We can't confirm that that's H1N1, but we suspect that there's something circulating in the county, and we're glad that parents are keeping...

October 7, 2009 - 1:45pm
4 years 41 weeks ago

There's a bug going around the Zanesville School District, and it's affecting attendance, especialy at Zanesville High School.

Coordinator of Operations and Student Services, Kevin Appleman says about 350 students called off sick on Monday and Tuesday, and he says fortunately, that number has dropped back to about 250 student today.

"It's the flu. It's that time of year for everybody to be sick, " says Appleman.

Appleman wants to stress that these are not...

September 29, 2009 - 3:22pm
4 years 42 weeks ago

The Muskingum County flu Clinic scheduled for this week at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds has been postponed. Health Department Officials say the shipment of the vaccine has been delayed and will not arrive in time for the planned mass inoculation. The seasonal flu clinic has been rescheduled for Thursday October 8th at the Fairgrounds. It will be drive-thru only service from 7 am until 7 pm. There is no cost for Muskingum County residents. There is a 15 dollar fee for out-of-county...

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