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What's Going Around: Strep Throat, Roseola, Common Cold
It's back to school time and strep throat and diarrhea are just two of the illnesses that some Central Nebraskans are suffering from.
Dr. Janice Kutlek with the Grand Island Clinic says that strep throat has been going around since school started. She says that if your child has a fever and is complaining of a headache and a stomach ache they need to see a doctor. Symptoms of strep throat include a sore throat, fever, headache and stomach ache.
She also says she's seen a number of patients with vomiting issues.
She says that most viral infections are spread through sneezing and coughing.
Dr. Michael Johnson with the Hastings Family Practice says that diarrhea is an issue that some of his patients are dealing with.
He has also seen some patients with flu like symptoms. They have been dealing with a virus with symptoms that include headaches, achiness and a fever.
Plus some of his patients have the common cold.
Doctor Michael Hanich with the Kearney Clinic says he's seeing patients with Roseola. Roseola starts with a fever and then turns into a rash. It's contagious when the patient has a fever or a rash. There is no immunization for the illness. There are immunizations for measles mumps and rubella but there is no immunization for roseola.
Roseola is not a dangerous illness but it is very contagious.
Most children have already had roseola by the time they are five years old.
Hanich has also seen patients with secondary infections. They may have stepped on a nail or cut themselves. They then end up with a secondary infection.
Just another reason to make sure your tetanus shot is up to date. If it's not you need to get a tetanus shot within seventy two hours of breaking the skin.
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