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Updated: Tue, 12 Nov 2013 10:24:36 CST

Pneumonia is a problem for some people in the Grand Island area.

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

Dr. Janice Kutilek with the Grand Island Clinic has seen more than half a dozen people with strep–pneumonia.  She says one entire family came down with the illness.

She added that she hasn't seen strep–pneumonia for a while but she had three patients ranging from teens to toddlers with it in one morning.

Strep Pneumonia is contagious. She says that it's important to rest and stay home and stop all activities if you have it.

And before returning to school or work, make sure you go twenty four hours without a fever.

Symptoms include a fever, fatigue, chest pain, coughing up mucus, headache, loss of appetite, and shortness of breath. Some have a cough while others do not.

She is also seeing the enterovirus in children younger than two.

Symptoms include a fever, pinpoint rash, and a sore throat.

Croup is also going around Symptoms include a barking cough... hoarseness and inflammation of the voice box.  Plus Kutilek is seeing strep, vomiting and diarrhea.

Dr. Michael Johnson with the Hastings Family Practice says that bronchitis is still going around.  He is also seeing patients with mycoplasma pneumonia. They have a prolonged cough and fever.  And he says as of now he has not seen anyone with the flu.

For more information you can go to our website at KHASTV dot com.

With what's going Around... I'm Ginger ten Bensel... News 5.

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/225811–overview

 

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000082.htm