Visitor limitations starting Tuesday at Maynard Children's Hospital

GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) - The largest hospital in Eastern Carolina will start restricting children visits at one part of the hospital.

Vidant Medical Center says limitations of children under 12 visiting the James and Connie Maynard Children's Hospital will begin Tuesday.

The hospital says the temporary restrictions are because of an increase in the number of flu and respiratory cases.

The one exception will be for those under 12 who are not sick will be able to visit their healthy newborn sibling if they live in the same household.