What's Going Around

By: Tracy Madden Email
By: Tracy Madden Email

A heads up about the Salmonella scare with peanut butter products. Doctor Robert Beer in Southwest Omaha says be on the lookout for Gastroenteritis.

Symptoms include abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Fatigue and fever are also common.

Certain types of Gastroenteritis can be prevented. Rotavirus occurs in infants and toddlers during the winter. A series of immunizations between six and 32 weeks of age can help prevent it.

In Bellevue, Doctor Steven Sindelar is still seeing RSV in little ones. The respiratory virus can be serious.

Parents on infants need to be on the lookout for labored breathing and a sudden decrease in appetite.

In West Omaha, where Doctor Matthew Bott says the stomach flu is going around.

It's most severe in children one to five years old. Viral infections are the most common cause. They are spread by a person touching items that have germs on them.

Contaminated food or water is another source for infection. Treatment usually involved rest and fluids. See a doctor if you're concerned about dehydration.

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