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What's Going Around - Week of December 31, 2017

Here is what's going around for the week of December 31, 2017. (WHAM photo)

(WHAM) - Here is what's going around for the week of December 31, 2017.

Dr. David Carlson from UR Medicine Urgent Care in Farmington is treating the flu.

Dr. Carlson wants to remind patients that it is not too late to get the flu shot.

Dr. Carolyn Stern from UR Medicine Urgent Care in Henrietta is seeing patients with the flu, as well as RSV and upper respiratory infections.

Dr. Stern said to prevent those infections, patients should cover their cough and stay away from those who are coughing.

Patients can also ask their doctors about their Vitamin D levels, as people with low Vitamin D levels are more susceptible to upper respiratory infections. Getting 7-8 hours of sleep each night is also helpful.

Your doctor or healthcare provider can give you the best advice.

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