Flu A remains high while B tapers: WGA – Feb. 28, 2020

common illnesses

Each week, we ask our emergency docs, “What’s going around?”

This week, Dr. Stanley Materka, an emergency physician at McLaren Macomb, reports:


Cases of upper respiratory distress, with symptoms of persistent cough and congestion with fever and muscle aches, continue to test positive for flu A. Flu B continues to taper off.


Snow and other winter weather conditions continue to lead to minor orthopedic injuries suffered during slip-and-fall accidents.


Symptoms of nausea, vomiting and diarrhea associated with viral gastroenteritis have significantly tapered off.


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