Flu spiking, gastro bug on the rise: WGA – Jan. 17, 2020

common illnesses

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

This week, Dr. Benjamin Doerr, an emergency physician at McLaren Macomb, reports:


Following a spike in cases, the number of patients with the flu and symptoms of high fever, body aches, cough and congestion remains steadily high.


Symptoms of nausea, vomiting and diarrhea and a diagnosis of gastroenteritis remain high.

Slip and falls

Following the heavy rain fall and freezing temperatures, slip-and-falls and resulting injuries have been common.