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Flu season is again with extra circumstances in addition to different sicknesses spreading in Bexar County

Flu season is again with extra circumstances in addition to different sicknesses spreading in Bexar County

SAINT ANTONIO – The flu has been beneath management for the previous few years, however it’s making a comeback, in response to a pediatrician at Youngsters’s Hospital San Antonio.

On the similar time, RSV, strep and different ailments unfold.

Courtney Smith, a pediatrician at Youngsters’s Hospital San Antonio, mentioned her clinic is seeing extra kids and adults coming in with the flu.

“We’re seeing much more kids in clinics with signs which might be similar to one another. Moist cough, congestion and fever will be accompanied by varied viruses. And so seeing all of that on the similar time undoubtedly makes our clinic quite a bit busier,” Smith mentioned.

Christus Well being System reported that emergency rooms at Youngsters’s Hospital San Antonio are filling up 20% to 25% above regular.

“They jumped a lot increased, a lot earlier. So lots of people have been stunned after we noticed such a big quantity,” Smith mentioned.

The rise in sufferers is related to the unfold of influenza, RSV, streptococcus and a variety of different ailments.

“Many individuals who usually get the flu vaccine yearly haven’t had it by the point they’re really uncovered to the flu. So we proceed to encourage all of our sufferers and all of our households to get a flu shot,” Smith mentioned.

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