Colo. hospitals taking flu precautions

DENVER (AP) — Colorado hospitals are taking precautions to keep flu patients separated.

On Tuesday, Denver Health Medical Center opened a separate sick bay for flu sufferers. Swedish Medical Center has posted a sign asking people with flu symptoms to do what they can to keep their hands clean and protect other patients.

According to KMGH-TV (http://tinyurl.com/bbudofb ), state health officials report a jump in flu cases, with more than 500 people hospitalized so far this season.

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Information from: KMGH-TV, http://www.thedenverchannel.com

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