What's Going Around

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Updated: Tue, 11 Feb 2014 09:36:34 CST

Dr. Michael Johnson with the Hastings Family Practice says that he is seeing a lot of patients with sinus infections plus a flu-like illness, bronchitis and gastroenteritis.

He says that he has not seen nearly as many cases of the flu this year as he was a year ago at this time.

Plus he is currently waiting on a test to find out if one of his patients has R-S-V.

Dr. Janice Kutilek with the Grand Island Clinic says she's seeing two to three patients with the flu everyday

But that's fewer cases of the flu than she was seeing last week.

Plus patients are coming in with strep throat while others are suffering with gastroenteritis.

Always remember to wash your hands to protect yourself and your family from what's going around.

Kutilek says when you are in a community restroom use towels to shut off the water and open the restroom door.

She also saw a little baby with hypothermia.

She says that babies can get cold quick. Babies cool down much faster than adults and they can get hypothermia faster than adults as well.

Kutilek says they don't have extra fat to keep them warm. But there is a fine line. You want to make sure your child isn't sweating.

When you wrap your child up to go outside make sure you don't wrap them so tightly that they start to sweat and get cold.

She says that onesies are made of cotton. If the cotton gets wet, the child will get cold.

With What's Going Around I'm Ginger ten Bensel news 5.

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