PCMH Enacts Swine Flu Precautions

University Health Systems says its implementing precautionary measures because of swine flu.

Patients who go to the emergency room with flu-like symptoms and have traveled to Mexico, California, Texas, Kansas, Ohio or New York with in the last seven days will be asked to wear a mask. Those patients will also be placed in a private room while awaiting treatment.

UHS has enacted the measures at all of its hospitals, including Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

"People do not need to panic. We have not seen any cases, thus far. We are just taking precautionary measures at this point," said Dr. Keith Ramsey, medical director for infection control at PCMH.

Officials are also asking that visitors not come to the hospital if you have traveled to those locations and have flu-like symptoms.


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