What's Going Around

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Updated: Tue, 14 Jan 2014 10:14:04 CST

Several illnesses are going around central Nebraska including the flu.

News 5's Ginger ten Bensel has more in this week's edition of What's Going Around.

Dr. Michael Johnson with the Hastings Family Practice says he's seen several patients with the flu.  He says this is another reminder to get a flu shot.

Bronchitis, gastroenteritis and RSV are also going around the Hastings area.

Dr. Janice Kutilek with the Grand Island Clinic says that she is seeing RSV and the flu as well.

Symptoms of the Flu include a cough, fever, body aches,

a runny nose and extreme fatigue.

Plus she is seeing patients with a stomach virus.  Symptoms include vomiting, fever and body aches.

Kutilek put one patient in the hospital with the adeno (Add–no) virus.  The patient had a fever ranging between 103 and 104 degrees for six days which is unusual for this illness.  Plus he had red eyes that were not mattery.

These are two of the symptoms associated with the Kawasaki virus.  But it was not the Kawasaki virus.

The patient with the adeno virus also suffered from dehydration.

Symptoms of the Adeno virus include a runny nose, fever, fatigue and wheezing.

And with the recent cold snap Kutilek also spoke about hypothermia.  She says it can happen fast.

A person with hypothermia can become delirious and confused. They can also become very clumsy and when it gets really bad the

person with hypothermia doesn't feel cold anymore and experiences total confusion.

For more information you can go to our website KHAS–TV dot com.

With what's going around I'm Ginger ten Bensel news 5.


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