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Essentia Health temporarily restricts visitors to the medical center due to high levels of flu-like illness


Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center is temporarily restricting visitors due to high levels of flu-like illness.

Essentia Health is requesting visitors be limited to immediate family.

“To protect our patients and children in our community, we request children do not visit at this time,” Essentia Health stated in a news release. Flu-like symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue.

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