According to the hospital's press release, the ban will take effect on Wednesday and last "for the remainder of this flu season".
So far in North Carolina, there have been 10 flu-related deaths this flu season.
Ottawa Public Health officials warn that flu has not yet peaked and the level of influenza being seen in other parts of Canada could be coming to Ottawa.
"This year in particular, we have expected that children under nine years of age and non-elderly adults will be disproportionately affected. children because they are less likely to have protection (built-in immunity) from prior epidemics of H1N1". Most cases occurred in people under age 65.
The number of states reporting high influenza-like illness has increased sharply recently. (Lab-confirmed cases represent a small percentage of all flu cases, often just the ones that require hospitalization).
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The child, from the central region of the state, died in late December.
It's been less severe so far this year, but federal health officials say they're now seeing sharp increases in flu activity nationwide. Severe complications of influenza infection include pneumonia which can lead to hospitalization and death.
Marion County Public Health Department is requesting that hospitals in Marion County begin temporary restrictions for visitors.
Pregnant women or people with medical conditions related to their heart, lungs or immune system are encouraged to ask their primary care provider about antiviral medication as soon as they get symptoms.
People should also continue to practice good hygiene, like washing your hands, coughing into your sleeve, disposing used tissues, and staying home if you're sick. Hospitals do not offer flu shots or routinely test for the flu.