The death toll from flu-related illnesses in Indiana now stands at 27. State and local health officials are now reaching out to long-term care facilities to make sure they're aware of the seriousness of the flu situation - as nearly 90 percent of those deaths have occurred in people over the age of 65. Evansville hospitals have also tightened restrictions on visitors because of the number of flu cases New rules now in place at Deaconess Hospital and St. Mary's Medical Center say only immediate family, partners or significant others will be allowed to visit patients who have flu-like symptoms - and visitors under age 15 are now prohibited, although exceptions will be considered for patients who are critically ill. Hospital officials say the restrictions were recommended by the Vanderburgh County Health Department. Gibson County Health Department officials say they've issued no recommendations at this time, but do add that they have plenty of the flu vaccine available, and it's available at their office on South Prince Street in Princeton.
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