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What’s Going Around – stomach bug

September 12, 2019


YOUR KEITH PIERSON TOYOTA TIMESAVER TRAFFIC.>>>BRUCE?>>>BY NOW YOU’VE PROBABLY HEARD HOW WIDESPREAD FLU IS THIS SEASON.>>>THIS WEEK DOCTORS SAY THIS IS NOT THE ONLY THING THAT IS SPREADING. CRYSTAL CHEN IS HERE WITH A LOOK AT WHAT IS GOING AROUND.>>>DOCTORS ARE NOT ONLY URGING PEOPLE TO GET THE FLU VACCINE THIS WEEK, NASTY STOMACH BUG IS SPREADING JUST AS FAST. WE’LL GET TO DETAILS IN Doctors are also seeing what they call the ‘Jacksonville Crud’- it’s flu-LIKE symptoms with severe congestion, a sore throat and a headache.UTI’s have also spiked this week.) In Clay County at the Care Spot in Middleburg: the staff says the bottom line is to FLU SHOT. PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CALLING OUT FROM WORK, KIDS HAVE BEEN PULLED OUT FROM SCHOOL BECAUSE OF THE FLU. OVER IN NASSAU COUNTY AT THE CARE SPOT IN YULEE AT LEAST SIX TO SEVEN PATIENTS HAVE BEEN TESTING POSITIVE FOR THE FLU, THAT IS A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE COMPARED TO RECENT WEEKS. THE STAFF SAYS THEY HAVE SEEN A NUMBER OF PEOPLE SICK WITH A VIRAL STOMACH BUG AND NOTHING COMPARED TO WHAT IS SHOWING UP IN ST. JOHNS COUNTY AT THE CARE SPOT IN ST. AUGUSTINE. SO THE OFFICE STAFF THERE SAYS THEY’RE SEEING SYMPTOMS SIMILAR TO THE FLU, PATIENTS HAVE NAUSEA, VOMITING AND A LOW GRADE FEVER, IT MAY BE A VIRAL INFECTION. IF SYMPTOMS CAN SPREAD QUICKLY WHICH IS WHY AVOIDING IN CONTACT. STAY HOME UP TO 48 HOURS AFTER SYMPTOMS GO AWAY. STAYING HYDRATED WITH LOW AMOUNTS OF SALT AND SUGAR HELPS. TRY PEDIA LIT AND STICK TO THE BRAT TIME, BANNAS, RICE,

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