Last updated 1/25/2018 at 11:44am
Odessa Memorial Healthcare Center has released new visitor restrictions in an effort to prevent the spread of illnesses during the 2017-2018 flu season. The Center for Disease and Control Prevention has predicted this flu season could reach near epidemic levels. An uptick in flu and flu-related illnesses has been observed in the region since the beginning of the year.
The CDC reports that Region 10 (Washington, Oregon and Idaho) has widespread activity with a 30.4 percent increase in positive flu specimens through clinical laboratories. This does not include all flu occurrences, just those...