Sanford lifts flu visitor restrictions in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Sanford Health says it has lifted visitor restrictions at three of its Fargo facilities put in place last month because of an influenza outbreak.

Officials say the restrictions at Sanford Medical Center, Sanford South University and Sanford Roger Maris Cancer Center were put in place Jan. 17 because people can spread the illness without being sick.

Flu symptoms may last from three to four days, or in some cases one to two weeks.

Sanford is still discouraging anyone who's not feeling well from visiting patients.

Sanford director of Infection Prevention and Control Joan Cook thanked patients, families, friends and visitors for their understanding and cooperation during the restriction.

Sanford Health is based in Sioux Falls, S.D., and Fargo, N.D.

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