Elderly care facilities on alert as flu season progresses

Molly Waldron

Elderly care facilities on alert as flu season progresses

CREATED Jan. 10, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Local elderly care facilities are on high alert as the national flu outbreak continues to spread.

 Communities like Atria Seville are reminding their residents to get a flu shot if they haven't done so already.
 
"This week, we had a resident council meeting and I reminded them to be mindful of what is going on out there," said Resident Services Director Melissa Quaranto.
 
Locally there have been no reports of vaccine shortages. Experts say there's still plenty of time to get a flu shot
 
Symptoms to look for include: high fever, sore throat, runny nose, and a dry cough.
 
Confirmed influenza cases in Nevada have gone up 57 percent, according to Immunize Nevada. The group also says there have been 22 confirmed cases since December.
 
For flu vaccine locations, click here.

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