While swine flu continues to dominate national news, Harrison Memorial Hospital director Sheila Currans said the public shouldn’t panic.
“We’re making every effort to be prepared for the potential,” Currans said.
Currans said eight individuals in the community have tested positive for H1N1, formerly known as the swine flu.
“We do know we have H1N1 in this county,” she said.
Appearing in the United States in April, Currans said H1N1 has attracted media and heightened health attention because the virus is new.