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What's Going Around - Week of February 6, 2017

(WHAM) - Here's what's going around for the week of February 6, 2017.

Dr. David Carlson of UR Medicine Urgent Care in Farmington is treating strep throat.

Dr. Carlson said to avoid spreading the infection to others, patients should wait at least 24 hours after starting antibiotics before returning to work or school.

Dr. Matthew Capuano of UR Medicine Urgent Care in Pittsford is seeing ear infections.

Dr. Capuano said patients should wash their hands frequently or use hand sanitizer. He added that they should drink plenty of water, but also avoid sharing food or drinks, especially with children.

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

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