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Aiken officials take extra flu precautions

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The flu is here and causing some issues across the country. And Aiken Regional Medical Center says they are seeing an increased number of influenza cases.

Officials released the following statement to FOX54:

"We have taken the clinically appropriate infection control precautions to keep not only our visitors and patients healthy but our staff as well.  Kiosks have been put into place providing education as well as masks and hand sanitizer for individuals that present with flu-like symptoms.  All visitors are asked to follow these instructions to minimize the risks of transmission of influenza to others.  Like other parts of the county, the demand for health care services may become strained but our proactive planning is meeting the challenges that influenza has presented.  We do encourage everyone to get a flu shot as soon as possible to further protect our community from the spread of the virus."

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