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Jan 9, 2013 8:06 PM by Matt Stafford

Flu tents popping up outside of ERs

This is how bad this flu season has gotten; some hospitals -- like Lehigh Valley Hospital near Allentown, Pennsylvania -- are finding ways to separate their flu patients from others.

They've set up triage tents outside.

Some hospitals in Denver have separated patients not necessarily with tents. Denver Health Medical Center opened a separate sick bay for flu sufferers, according to the Associated Press. 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.

No tents have popped up outside of Colorado Springs or Pueblo hospitals yet.

 

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