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What's Going Around: RSV, flu, strep, colds
It's still flu season and a whole lot of illnesses continue to be in central Nebraska.
Dr. Michael Hanich with the Kearney clinic says that RSV and the flu are still going around. In one weeks time doctors at the Kearney clinic tested 100 patients for RSV and 42 percent of them tested positive for RSV.
Plus 100 patients were tested for the flu and 25 percent tested positive.
Dr. Janice Kutilek with the Grand Island Clinic says that she is still seeing a lot of RSV. She says that doctors in the Grand Island Clinic have had to hospitalize about one to two children a day with RSV.
But she says the flu is dwindling down. She's gone five days without seeing the flu.
Strep Throat, respiratory colds and bronchitis are also going around.
Dr. Michael Johnson with the Hastings Family Practice says that the flu, bronchitis, and sinus infections are going around.
Johnson says that he's seen a lot of an illness that is non-contagious.
He has seen high numbers of people with strokes. He says stroke awareness is vital. Symptoms of a stroke include one sided weakness, facial droop and problems with speech.
Johnson says there is a three hour window to do something once you first see signs and symptoms of a stroke emergency.
He says come in if there is any question. He says there are multiple factors involved in controlling strokes such as controlling high blood pressure, controlling cholesterol and not smoking.
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