What's Going Around - May 12, 2009

By: Stacia Naquin Email
By: Stacia Naquin Email

For parents of younger kids, you always worry when they get a fever. But a virus going around right now causes an extremely high fever.

On the southwest side of the Springs, Dr. Steven Reich with CSHP says he's seeing roseola in local youngsters.

It hits with a high fever, between 103 and 105-degrees, that will last for 3-4 days. Then the fever ends suddenly, giving way to a pink rash on the trunk, neck and arms.

Despite its alarming symptoms, roseola is generally a harmless viral infection. Talk to your doctor about the best way to control your child's fever.

And just to ease your mind... there have been no reported cases of swine flu in Colorado Springs or Pueblo. But it's still a good idea to wash your hands frequently.

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