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Updated: Mon, 16 Dec 2013 08:00:02 CST

One Central Nebraska family is suffering from symptoms caused by black mold.

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

Dr. Janice Kutilek with the Grand Island Clinic is seeing patients with respiratory viruses and wheezing.

Plus she had a mother and her baby come in who were sick and wheezing.

It turns out they had black mold in their home caused by water damage.

So if you have a chronic cough, check with your doctor.

With the recent cold snap Dr. Janice Kutilek also spoke about frost bite.

If you have a prickly feeling on your face, fingertips, and toes you've been outside too long.

That tingly feeling can soon turn into a painful sensation that affects the skin and the deep tissue below the skin. The nose, fingers, toes and other extremities are most susceptible to frost bite.

You can also experience problems with circulation.  With Frost Bite the affected area becomes numb and tissue near the area can blister.

If part of the tissue turns white, black or is waxy looking... or numb... it is an emergency situation.

The very young as well as the elderly, are most susceptible.

To prevent frost bite wear layers... and cover your face with a scarf.

Dr. Michael Johnson with the Hastings Family Practice is seeing patients with sinus infections, bronchitis, and a flu–like illness.

Symptoms include achiness and a fever.  Plus asthma and emphysema are a problem right now because of respiratory infections.

If you are short of breath with either one of these conditions go to the ER.

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.