Here’s our weekly roundup of the diseases that are spreading the most in Metro Detroit communities, according to our local doctors and hospitals.
Local doctors share their notes on What’s Going Around:
Wayne County: COVID, stomach virus, norovirus, strep throat, asthma flare-ups, mononucleosis
Dr. Ralph Scolari – Medical Director of Beaumont Hospital Emergency Center of Corewell Health, Wayne, and Beaumont Emergency Center – Canton.
“We have seen a resurgence of positive COVID cases over the past week. Most are released. We only use Paxlovid if the patient is at risk and meets the criteria. We also see gastrointestinal issues of nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Since it is usually a virus, we treat the symptoms, such as vomiting, with anti-nausea medication. »
Dr Jason Vieder – Emergency Department, Henry Ford Medical Center Plymouth & Fairlane
“We had seen an increase in slip and fall injuries due to the weather.”
Oakland County: Norovirus, stomach virus, flu, strep throat, asthma flare-ups, COVID
Sarah Rauner – Chief Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Corewell Health’s Beaumont Hospital, Troy
“We still see upper respiratory diseases. However, the volume has decreased somewhat. Strep throat has been more prevalent in the community. There has also been an increase in symptoms of asthma, allergies and barking cough due to weather fluctuations. Finally, we observed an increase in the combinations of vomiting, diarrhea and/or fever. Be sure to keep washing your hands!
Dr Susan Bork – Director of Operations, Beaumont Hospital Emergency Center of Corewell Health, Royal Oak
“Many patients, especially children, arrived with viral gastroenteritis (nausea/vomiting/diarrhoea), pharyngitis (especially streptococci) and persistent flu. Prevention is always hand washing, before eating, and proper sleep and nutrition.
Emergency Department, Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital
“Falls, breathing issues and abdominal pain are the top 3 things that have happened in the ER in the last week.”
Washtenaw County: Influenza
Dr. Marisa Louie – Medical Director of Children’s Emergency Services at Michigan Medicine
“We are seeing a small RSV and flu anomaly that we thought was past that may be related to a lot of spring break type travel. The amount of infectious gastrointestinal viruses seems to decrease. We continue to have a lot of respiratory tract infections. Consistent with the mental health issues we have seen, we have seen many patients with swallowing, worsening suicidal tendencies, severe eating disorders, and other psychiatric needs. »
Dr. Brad Uren – Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Michigan Medicine
“We keep seeing COVID, flu, a wide variety of different URIs when testing is done. Also see some gastrointestinal illnesses and the occasional norovirus.
Washtenaw County Health Department
“Flu cases in Washtenaw County are currently at low levels; however, influenza A continues to circulate locally. Additional flu waves are possible. Flu-related hospitalizations of Washtenaw residents are currently at low levels. Flu-related deaths among adults in Washtenaw County have been reported this flu season. All individuals were confirmed with influenza A. Most influenza cases reported in Washtenaw County are influenza A (both A/H3 and A/H1N1).
Monroe County: COVID, strep throat
Macomb County: stomach virus, upper respiratory virus, strep throat, bronchitis, sinus infections, flu
Dr Osama Fashho – Emergency Physician at McLaren Macomb
“Viral gastroenteritis and symptoms of nausea, vomiting and diarrhea continue to be a very common illness in the emergency room. After a lull in cases, cases of viral upper respiratory infections causing symptoms of congestion, cough and fever have increased. Recent winter weather conditions have dramatically increased the number of patients seeking treatment at the trauma center after sustaining fractures resulting from slip and fall accidents.
Livingston County: respiratory illness, COVID
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