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Flu bug hitting Mid-Michigan

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Flu season is now full swing here in Michigan.

The Michigan Department of Public Health sent out an alert late Thursday, warning of an increase of patients being seen in doctors' offices and emergency rooms with flu-like symptoms.

Health officials say three children have already died this flu season.

So now two local hospitals are taking extra precautions with patients.

St. Mary's Hospital and Covenant Healthcare of Saginaw are placing restrictions on the number of visitors, and who visits.

St. Mary's is not allowing anyone in under the age of 14, and Covenant is asking for only healthy immediate family members to visit.

They are also asking that you not come to the hospital to visit a patient if you aren't feeling well, to ensure the health of the patients.

Health officials say there is no timetable for when the restrictions will be lifted.

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