What's Going Around: Upper respiratory infections

Reported by Kim Ratcliff – bio |email

LELAND, NC (WECT) - Doctors from Leland Pediatrics are reporting cases of upper respiratory infections and shigellosis in the area.

The upper respiratory infections often start as a cold which is viral. Symptoms include sinus pain, coughing and stuffy nose. If cold symptoms last for two weeks or more it could turn into a sinus infection which is bacterial.

Doctors recommend letting a cold run it's course, while a sinus infection is often treated with an antibiotic.

Shigellosis is a bacterial infection in the intestines. Symptoms include diarrhea and in some cases vomiting.

Doctors recommend good hand washing. Students will be kept out of school under they have a negative stool sample.

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