What's Going Around

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Updated: Tue, 18 Feb 2014 09:36:50 CST

There's not a lot of flu going around, but there are plenty of other illnesses in the air.
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 seeing patients with sinus infections, gastroenteritis and a lot of patients with bronchitis.

Plus he is still seeing a few patients with the flu.

Dr. Janice Kutilek with the Grand Island Clinic says she is seeing a few patients with the flu as well, but she has not seen anyone with influenza B.

Along with that she's also seeing patients with gastroenteritis.

Upper respiratory infections are also going around.

Symptoms include a runny nose, cough, sore throat and sometimes you can have a fever.

Another illness that Kutilek has been seeing is strep throat with a scarlatina rash.

The scarlatina rash can be confused with other rashes.  If you have a rash Kutilek says you need to see a doctor.

A person with strep throat is contagious for twenty four hours after the first treatment.

A child needs to be "fever free" for an entire day before going back to school.

So stay home... you can be contagious *without* a fever.

Symptoms of strep throat include headaches, swollen glands, stomach ache,
loss of appetite, and fatigue. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids.


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

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