Mt. Nittany Medical Center curbing visitors due to flu

STATE COLLEGE — Due to the highly contagious nature of influenza and other contagious illnesses, Mount Nittany Medical Center is asking the public to refrain from visiting the Medical Center if they are not feeling well.

Friends and family members who are experiencing any signs or symptoms of these illnesses should contact Medical Center patients by phone in lieu of a visit. Ill visitors who are unable to refrain from seeing a patient should obtain a mask from the front desk immediately upon entering the building.

Influenza and other contagious illnesses, such as respiratory syncytial virus and gastrointestinal viruses, are widespread in the community at this time and many patients have low resistance to infection. Cases of the flu confirmed through tests conducted by the Mount Nittany Medical Center laboratory continue to rise.