Monday, May 20 2013 8:14 PM EDT2013-05-21 00:14:25 GMT
The U.S. prepares to honor Korean War veterans on the 60th anniversary of the armistice. Officials visited the Morson-Ario VFW this afternoon to honor surviving veterans of the conflict. The armed
60th Anniversary of Korean War Armistice
SLEEPY EYE, MN -
The Sleepy Eye Medical Center has taken the rare step of restricting visitors because of the flu outbreak. That's according to the Sleepy Eye Medical Center CEO Kevin Sellheim.
Sellheim told News 12 that the measure implemented this week is similar to what the Medical Center did back in 2009 during the H1N1 outbreak. That means until further notice, only immediate family is allowed to visit patients in the hospital.
Sellheim said the step was taken to slow the spread of the flu from patient-to-patient, but they've also made the move to keep Medical Center staff healthy. "We've seen an up tick in the number of employee illnesses, and we've seen an increased number of patients with influenza-like illness. We want to ensure that patients aren't getting exposed to the illness if it's at all preventable, " said Selleheim.