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Chicago hospitals weigh continuing ban on children over concerns about H1N1

Chicago Tribune, December 14, 2009

At the height of the fall's swine flu surge, hospitals across the Chicago area banned children from entering because they are prolific carriers of the H1N1 virus and posed a threat to patients, particularly those in high-risk categories. Now, as H1N1 cases wane but experts warn of another possible spike, some hospitals are wrestling with the question of whether, and when, to lift the restrictions, the Chicago Tribune reports.