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Local EMT's respond to influx in flu-related calls

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ROCKFORD (WREX) -

Flu season is peaking early this year, according to Winnebago County Health Department officials.

Fire paramedics say, more flu related calls are also coming as the sickness spreads around the area.

Cold and flu season generally sees more calls.

Paramedics say, however, they aren't there to diagnose the flu, but they will treat symptoms if needed.

"If you can manage at home, certainly do that the best you can, because It's a disease that resolves on its own," Mobile Integrated Health Manager, Brian Park said.

"Otherwise if you feel you need to seek treatment we're always here."

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