Flu tapers off, outdoor injuries rise: WGA – March 13, 2020

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common illnesses

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

This week, Dr. Pratik Shah, an emergency physician at McLaren Macomb, reports:

Upper respiratory

Symptoms of cough, congestion and runny nose from an upper respiratory infection continue to present.


After a couple weeks of low volumes, gastroenteritis and symptoms of nausea, vomiting and diarrhea have returned.


With the arrival of warmer weather and increase in activities, minor orthopedic injuries have been trending up.


Following a spike in flu A, cases have begun to taper off.


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