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The number one illness resulting in missed work

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There are some hospitals throughout the country that are still overwhelmed with patients suffering from the flu. But doctors in the emergency room at Flower hospital say they're seeing more people with respiratory problems.

Dr Steve Wing goes over numerous patients medical charts everyday. He says he's seeing less patients with flu like symptoms, but more with upper respiratory infections 

"Usually what we see we'll see sore throat headache and body aches and the general feeling of I'm getting sick followed by the cough," said Toledo Hospital ER department Dr. Steve Wing.

He says upper respiratory infections tend to have a prolonged chronic cough

"As the virus affects the respiratory track and the bronchial tubes they will actually get some reactivity or bronco spasms or squeezing of the bronchial tubes that triggers a cough that's ongoing it can even last up to a month of two," said Dr. Wing.

Upper respiratory infections are most common in the fall and winter. Doctor's say it's the number one illness resulting in missed work or school. The infections are also affecting children along with a stomach bug.

"However it seems like in the pediatric population this year we've seen some vomiting thrown in the mix. We don't typically see gastrointestinal symptoms as being one of the classics, but this year we've seen a lot of it," said the ER doctor.

And that is what's going around.

 

 

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