There is a warning from emergency physicians if you have a bad cough that does not is gone.
The flu is on the rise, but another malicious virus is also killing.
For weeks there have been reports of a number of diseases, including gastrointestinal diseases. The one that most people hear of is a bad respiratory infection.
It's different from the flu because the flu is sudden. With this you will feel these symptoms, but they can have serious complications, ranging from time in bed to a visit to the emergency room.
"Recently, we have seen a sharp increase in upper airway type of symptoms, the coughing constipation, the feeling of being really short of breath," said Dr. Kenneth Patton of Bethesda North Hospital in Cincinnati.
At the time When they are turned on, Dr. Kenneth Patton says that there is breathlessness really obvious.
"They pull back, their ribs are doing a lot of work, you can see their neck muscles, you can really see that they can breathe heavily "said Dr. Patton.
He says he is very concerned that he will continue this holiday weekend at family gatherings. especially for older adults.
"An ordinary cold for you and me, maybe a very serious pneumonia or disease for you," Dr. Patton.
The big complaint of many is how long the virus lasts for a virus that does not stop.
"If it takes more than seven days, you have to worry about it becoming bacterial," Dr. Patton.
Bacterial infections can be treated in the emergency room with drugs and infusions rehydration.
"There is really no treatment for the upper respiratory tract infection, it's a virus," Dr. Patton.
If these symptoms persist, you want to make sure you are seeking the right medical attention.
The Bethesda North team says if you do not want to catch the virus, wash your hands and stay as far away from the sick as possible.