Flu outbreaks have been on the rise across the nation.  Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross speak with Health Department RN Administrator Roberta Hartwig:

Roberta Hartwig

While flu outbreaks have been reported across the nation, the number of cases in Carroll County remains close to average.  Hartwig said people still need to consider medical attention if they can’t shake the bug.

“Especially, probably, children and elderly, if it prolonged,” said Hartwig, “Because we have the risk of dehydration if they’re not eating and drinking as usual if it has gone on for several days.  And especially if they have underlying medical problems, they probably should go ahead and seek help from their physician.”

Vaccinations for children are still available at the Carroll County Health Department, and they can refer adults to other providers in the area.