What's Going Around

Conjunctivitis, otherwise known as Pink Eye, is going around.

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Updated: Mon, 07 Apr 2014 06:22:44 CST

Dr. Janice Kutelik with the Grand Island Clinic says she's been seeing patients with sinus infections, gastroenteritis and laryngitis.

Dr. Michael Johnson has a new medical home, called Hastings Family Care located at Crosier Park.

Johnson says that he's seeing patients with bronchitis, allergic rhinitis and pink eye.

He also spoke about the norovirus. The illness recently caused the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown to close down.

All indoor events were canceled for an entire weekend because several students had come down with the highly contagious gastrointestinal illness.

While the school has since reopened... officials had to clean and sanitize every building before activities could resume.

Johnson calls it the cruise ship virus. It usually affects people in close quarters and the illness can become an epidemic.

Now an update on the mumps outbreak in Ohio.

The total number of cases has skyrocketed to at least 116, with more than 90 of those coming from students and staff at Ohio State University.

Health officials are urging residents to make sure they have received two doses of the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, or MMR.

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