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    The flu epidemic closed the entire Louny hospital for visits

    5 February 2018 16:21

    The hospital in Louny has announced a flat ban on visits due to a flu epidemic. The same limitation applies in the Lu?ick? Hospital in Rumburk and other health facilities in the ?st? nad Labem

    Region. Somewhere they restricted visits to selected departments.

    For the 100,000 inhabitants, according to Friday's information of the hygiene, 1730 patients. The epidemic border ranges from 1,600 cases per 100,000 people.

    It is currently the worst situation in Louny, for 1,000 people there were 2256 cases. The situation could be improved this week this week as schoolchildren have a spring break.

    "This is a precautionary measure aimed at protecting patients and preventing the spread of the disease. This measure will end soon after an improvement in the epidemiological situation, "said Radka Milosevic, a spokesman for the Louny Hospital, which provides care for long-term patients.

    Prohibitions in other cities

    The ban on visits is valid in the Masaryk Hospital in ?st? nad Labem. In Teplice, Děč?n, Chomutov and Most, which are the remaining four hospitals of the Regional Healthcare Company, there is a ban on the ARO department and intensive care units (ICUs). And also in the maternity hospital, including the neonatal ward in Most.

    On the recommendation of regional hygienists, the Lusatian Hospital in Rumburk also banned visits. The Litoměřice hospital issued a warning about the limitation of visits.

    "We demand that the duration of the visit and the number of people in the patient be reduced, we can also deny access to the department," said Nadě?da Křečkov?, a device spokesperson. Stricter regimen applies to the cardiology, ICU, ARO and neonatal departments. "There is an individual assessment of whether the visit will be allowed," she added.

    In Podřipsk? Hospital in Roudnice nad Labem there is not yet a ban on visitors. "There is a ban on access to visits only to intensive care and neonatology," said hospital spokeswoman Mark?ta Smutn?.

    Author: ČTK

    Nemocnice v Lounech vyhlásila plošný zákaz návštěv kvůli chřipkové epidemii. Stejné omezení platí také v Lužické nemocnici v Rumburku a v dalších zdravotnických zařízeních v Ústeckém kraji. Někde omezili vstup návštěvám na vybraných odděleních.
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela