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Hampton Roads health systems lift flu mask advisory

Hampton Roads health systems lift flu mask advisory

In response to a rapid drop in flu activity recorded in the state in the last week of February, a Hampton Roads consortium of hospitals and emergency departments, lifted its masking recommendation on Friday. Since Dec. 23, when the flu was "widespread," the group recommended everyone visiting medical facilities don a mask to protect against the airborne virus. Now, with the level dropping to "regional" in Virginia and North Carolina a week ahead of last year's trajectory, it has dropped the recommendation effective immediately. For more health news, go to www.dailypress.com/health

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