Lingering flu season keeps visitors away from medical facilities
March 28, 2019
In the wake of a flu outbreak, the Crook County Memorial Hospital will be keeping the doors to the nursing home closed for the time being for the protection of patients and residents. Not everyone realizes the prolific effects that flu can have if it infiltrates a nursing home, says Dr. Heath Waddell.
“It looks like this flu season has been fairly bad for people and there have been lots and lots of hospitalizations, but the people most at risk and are dying are those over the age of 65,” he says.
“Not everybody over 65 is unhealthy, but I think they are more apt to be. The older you g...