Victoria is experiencing a serious influenza season this winter, with the overall number of confirmed cases in the state up 81 per cent, compared with the same time in 2016.
Therefore The Royal Melbourne Hospital is reminding visitors to avoid visiting the hospital if they are feeling unwell.
We are also reminding our visitors to wash your hands before and after visiting loved ones. Hand hygiene gel is available on all our wards.
For more information about Influenza, visit the Better Health Channel.