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11/4/2022 6:19:54 PM Reporting from Detroit,MI
RSV cases increasing: Additional restrictions for children visiting Corewell Health East hospitals begin Monday, Nov. 7
https://www.beaumont.org/health-wellness/press-releases/rsv-cases-increasing-additional-restrictions-for-children-visiting-corewell-health-east-hospitals-begin-monday-nov-7th
11/4/2022 6:19:54 PM
Corewell Health East is experiencing high volumes of patients with respiratory viral illnesses, including an influx of patients with RSV.

RSV cases increasing: Additional restrictions for children visiting Corewell Health East hospitals begin Mond

Corewell Health East is experiencing high volumes of patients with respiratory viral illnesses, including an influx of patients with RSV.
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RSV cases increasing: Additional restrictions for children visiting Corewell Health East hospitals begin Monday, Nov. 7

Friday, November 04, 2022

Children 5 years of age or younger limited to visiting hospitals

Corewell Health East, the new name for Beaumont Health, is experiencing high volumes of patients with respiratory viral illnesses, including an influx of patients with respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV.

Additional visitation restrictions will be in place beginning Monday, Nov. 7, at 8 a.m. for Corewell Health East’s eight hospitals. For the safety of patients and staff: Children who are 5 years old or younger are not permitted to visit patients in the hospital unless there are extraordinary circumstances, such as severe illness of a parent or sibling, or an end-of-life situation.

“Everyone can do their part to help stop or limit the spread of respiratory illnesses in our community. Please wash your hands regularly and, if you’re feeling sick, stay home. If you or a loved one experiences any life-threatening symptoms, such as trouble breathing, please seek medical attention immediately,” Dr. Nick Gilpin, director of infection prevention for Corewell Health East, said.

In addition, Corewell Health East’s Infection Prevention and Epidemiology team strongly encourages getting vaccinations, including a flu shot.

Friends and family of patients should also avoid visiting Corewell Health East hospital campuses if they have cold, flu or RSV symptoms, such as:

  • high fever
  • cough
  • sneezing
  • shortness of breath
  • runny nose
  • wheezing