There is a warning from emergency medical specialists if you have a bad cough that does not go away.
The flu is rising, but another malicious virus is also going around.
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 the upper respiratory tract type of symptoms, the cough the constipation, the feeling really short of breath," Dr. Kenneth Patton from Bethesda North Hospital in Cincinnati.
At the time of entry Dr. Kenneth Patton, that breathlessness is really obvious.
"They retreat, their ribs do 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 her," said Dr. Patton.
The big complaint of many is how long the virus persists in a virus that does not cough
"If it takes more than seven days, you have to worry about it becoming bacterial," said Dr. Patton.
Bacterial infections can be treated with medications and infusions at the ER. Rehydration.  "There is really no treatment for the upper respiratory tract infection, it's a virus," said Dr. Patton.
If these symptoms persist, you want to make sure You are looking for the right medical help.
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.