What's Going Around

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Updated: Mon, 23 Sep 2013 10:45:58 CST

Some Central Nebraskans are suffering from tonsillitis.

That tops this week's edition of "What's Going Around."

Dr. Janice Kutilik with the Grand Island Clinic says that she's seeing patients with mono.  Mono is a virus that is transferred from person to person through saliva... including sharing drinks or sharing towels.

Kutilek is also seeing teenage patients with bacterial pneumonia.  The illness is transferred through respiratory droplets.  You could catch bacterial pneumonia if you're coughed on, or simply by being in close contact with an infected person.  Protect yourself and others by covering your mouth and washing your hands.

Kutilik has not seen any cases of West Nile virus but she is seeing the enterovirus. Symptoms include a fever, headache, rash and body aches.  She says she is seeing a lot of little kids with the virus.

The enterovirus is a common cause of viral meningitis.

She is also seeing colds, gastroenteritis, and strep throat.

Dr. Michael Hanich with the Kearney Clinic is seeing patients with allergies.

Dr. Michael Johnson with the Hastings family practice says that there are a lot of different illnesses going around from gastroenteritis to sore throats to strep throat.  Plus Johnson is also seeing colds and bronchitis along with seasonal allergies.