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.