The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Due to the recent increase in influenza cases, healthcare officials at Memorial Hospital and Hancock County Nursing Home in Carthage encourage limited visits to patients and residents at this time to help protect the health of patients and residents, and visitors.
Flu germs can live on countertops, doorknobs and other hard surfaces for three days or longer. Eighty percent of contagious disease is spread through touch. Healthcare officials urge everyone to disinfect surfaces frequently and wash hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.