Stomach viruses, sore throat, viral diseases accompanied by eye problems, influenza
Here’s our weekly roundup of the diseases most prevalent in metro Detroit communities, according to our local doctors and hospitals.
“The coronavirus is still spreading throughout the area,” MinuteClinic nurse practitioner Deborah “Mickey” Bailey said. “We’re seeing primarily URI and some influenza cases as well as influenza A as well.”
Wayne County – Stomach viruses, strep throat, viral illnesses with eye problems, influenza, respiratory syncytial virus, and respiratory viruses
Dr. Kelly Levasseur – Chief of Emergency at Children’s Hospital of Michigan
“We’re seeing a lot of gastroenteritis: vomiting and diarrhea. There’s also this viral virus that’s going around that gives kids red and blue eyes with a cold. They come in with a cough and a runny nose, and their eyes are really affected. They’re not really accepted. We provide supportive care: Motrin , Tylenol, lots of fluids. And we’re still seeing sore throat. We’re seeing flu, but more of those other three things. And not as much Covid. There’s still some RSV but definitely on the downward trend, probably over the last three weeks or so.
Oakland County – Influenza, COVID, pneumonia, respiratory syncytial virus, hand, foot and mouth disease, slip and fall injuries.
Dr. Stephen McGraw – Chief, Department of Emergency Medicine, Ascension Providence Hospital, Southfield and Novi Campus
“I continue to see patients with COVID-19 and influenza, and I continue to find that most COVID-19 cases are mild enough for patients to go home. A few are admitted for dehydration/kidney disease but also others have respiratory symptoms. Streptococcus viruses and gastroenteritis viruses are also common.
Dr.. Rena Daiza – Primary Care Physician, Henry Ford Medical Center Bloomfield Twp.
“This week we continue to see flu, respiratory syncytial virus, COVID-19, and hand, foot, and mouth diseases. These illnesses can lead to sinus infections, asthma, pneumonia, and COPD attacks. It is important that people take preventive measures such as practicing good hygiene, keeping up with Vaccinations, good sleep, physical activity, managing stress, drinking plenty of fluids and eating nutritious foods.
Emergency Department, Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital
“We are seeing falls, respiratory problems and abdominal pain as the main complaints this week.”
Dr. Justin Skrzynski – Hospitalist, Corwell Health William Beaumont University Hospital, Royal Oak
“Currently, the hospital is seeing very high numbers of patients, especially respiratory diseases such as influenza, Covid and other pneumonia. Having good general health keeps people out of the hospital, and now is a good time to make sure you stay up to date with routine checkups and vaccinations.
Dr. David Donaldson – Chief of Emergency, Corwell Health Beaumont Hospital, Troy
“We are still seeing a lot of upper respiratory and viral illnesses. These cases are mostly mild, except in the elderly or those with pre-existing lung disease, in which case we see a higher risk. We are also seeing a lot of slips and falls, mostly due to icy conditions, and minor injuries due to an increase in weather-related car accidents.
Washtenaw County – Flu, COVID, upper respiratory infections, slip and fall injuries, stomach viruses, respiratory syncytial virus.
Dr. Marissa Lowe – Medical Director of Pediatric Emergency Services, Michigan Medicine
“We’re seeing a lot of vomiting and diarrheal illnesses lately, as well as the persistence of influenza and respiratory syncytial virus.”
Dr. Brad Oren – Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Michigan Medicine
“There is still a lot of coronavirus and flu. A few other uri viruses. Little J got sick. It slips and falls with ice and snow but less than last week.
Washtenaw County Health Department
“Influenza cases among Washtenaw County residents are currently at high levels. Most influenza cases reported in Washtenaw County are influenza A, types A(H1N1) and A(H3). Sporadic cases of influenza B have been reported. Influenza-related deaths in adults have been reported in Washtenaw County this influenza season. All individuals were elderly people with confirmed influenza A infection. Influenza-related hospitalizations for Washtenaw residents are currently at high levels.
Monroe County – Respiratory viruses, influenza, strep throat, and the common cold
ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital – Emergency Center
“We see a lot of patients coming in with influenza A and B, strep throat and respiratory problems.”
Macomb County – Upper respiratory viruses, COVID, flu, common cold, slip and fall injuries, sinus infections.
Dr. Ali Saad – Emergency physician at McLaren Macomb
“Viral infections causing upper respiratory tract infections, including COVID-19, influenza, and the common cold, continue to be the primary reason patients seek care in the emergency department (with symptoms of persistent cough, fever, and congestion) even though symptoms are largely… Mild. Recent cold and icy conditions have led to numerous slip and fall injuries, specifically broken or fractured wrists and arms, as well as lacerations and other injuries that occur during snow removal. Cases of gastroenteritis, with symptoms of nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, continue to occur, although These cases seem to be declining slightly.
Dr.. Maria Samuel – Primary Care Physician, Henry Ford Medical Center in Sterling Heights
“This week we are seeing slip and fall injuries and sinus infections after prolonged viral upper respiratory infections.”
Dr. Dhahiria Kerry – Primary Care Physician, Henry Ford Medical Center in Richmond
“We’ve seen quite a few patients with severe diarrhea in the last week.”
Livingston County – Viral respiratory illnesses, influenza, colds, slip and fall injuries
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