Swine Flu Fears Inundate UCSF Cafeteria With Sugar-Laden Kids

Hundreds of kids have found themselves stranded in the cafeteria and lobby areas of the University of California at San Francisco Medical Center since the teaching hospital in November instituted a policy barring children under 16 from visiting patients, the facility's food service director said.

The kid ban was meant to limit the spread of H1N1 virus, which had been infecting some patients and staff. But many out-of-town hospital visitors brought kids anyway, leaving them to while away the hours watching orderlies wolf down chicken vindaloo and pea curry.

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