Iowa Hospital Bans Expectant Mothers, Partners Over Virus Concerns

“Hopefully they will survive that infection, but there are those that do not unfortunately.”

Virus causes hospital to cancel maternity tours | 

Jan 13, 2020 |

WHO TV, DES MOINES, Iowa – Flu season is ramping up in Iowa, but there’s another virus that has health officials concerned.

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) may be trailing only influenza in central Iowa viruses, but it may be just as lethal.

“Potentially fatal. We have our hospital full with infants and children with multiple viral illnesses, but RSV is one of our most prevalent,” said Carrie O’Brien of UnityPoint Health.

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

Children 12 months old and younger are most vulnerable.

O’Brien said, “Hopefully they will survive that infection, but there are those that do not unfortunately.”

Iowa Department of Public Health Medical Director and State Epidemiologist Dr. Caitlin Pedati says there’s one glaring difference between the flu and RSV. “Unfortunately, there are other viruses we don’t have vaccines for, and RSV is an example of one of those.”

In response, Des Moines’ UnityPoint hospitals are prohibiting expecting families from touring maternity wards for the entire month of January.

O’Brien said, “It could be weeks. It could be months.”

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

They are also encouraging visitors with friends and family receiving any type of care to stay away.

“Being able to provide the best patient care for those individuals unfortunately does mean we are asking to limit people that they come in contact with … ” Read more. 


Under 80? You May Be Ordered To Get This Sex Virus Test

2 Million Of Us May Have This Infection By Next Year, And There’s NO Treatment

Take This Dollar-Store Item To The Hospital With You

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -


ERs Use Body Bags to Save Lives

Kaiser Health News – As a deadly heat wave scorched the Pacific Northwest last month, overwhelming hospital emergency rooms in a region unaccustomed to...

Hospitals That Sue Their Own Patients

Tennova Healthcare-Lebanon sued more than 1,000 patients over the past two years. Hundreds of those suits were filed during the pandemic at a time when many companies have been backing away from taking patients to court over unpaid medical debt. The state of New York even banned the practice.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Why I Got ‘The Trump Vaccine’

NEW YORK POST – Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders acknowledged Sunday that she was inoculated against COVID-19 “months ago” — with...

Latest Villains In Covid Blame Game: Country Music Fans

NEW YORK POST – St. Louis will reinstate its mask mandate on Monday, as one local health official tries to blame country music fans...

Trust Bible, Or Trust Fauci?

A California man who mocked Covid-19 vaccines on social media has died after a month-long battle with the virus.

Biden-Harris Border ‘Hypocrisy’ Fuels Drug Smuggling, Covid Rise: Physician/Congressman

WASHINGTON — Congressman Ronny Jackson (TX-13) spoke on the Floor of the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday to bring attention to the worsening crisis...

What If The Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade?

OPINION | CNN – In some alternate universe, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg retired during the Obama presidency and Democrats were able to...

Excess Masturbation Cited In Near-Fatal Stoke

New York Post – This fellow redefined "mind-blowing sex" after he suffered a life-threatening stroke while repeatedly masturbating. Now, medical experts are saying he’s...

Large Ivermectin Study Retracted

MEDPAGE TODAY – A large Egyptian study of ivermectin for COVID-19 patients has been retracted over concerns of plagiarism and serious problems with their...

Mental Illness History Overshadows Possible Herschel Walker Run

ATLANTA (AP) — At first glance, Herschel Walker has a coveted political profile for a potential Senate candidate in Georgia. He was a football hero...
- Advertisement -