Here’s our weekly round-up of what illnesses are spreading the most in Metro Detroit communities, according to our local doctors and hospitals.

Wayne County -- Strep throat, asthma flare-ups, seasonal allergies, sore throats, poison ivy, swimmer’s ear

Dr. Kevin Dazy -- Children’s Hospital of Michigan pediatrician

“We are still seeing a good number of strep infections. Also asthma flares ups. Treating a number of burns, cases, as typical around 4th of July. Outdoor injuries from summer activities and sports.”

Dr. Christopher Loewe -- Emergency Medicine, Ascension St. John Hospital

“Over the last week I’ve seen a lot of motorcycle accidents. There were also quite a few minibike and ATV crashes in Detroit.”

Dr. Jennifer Stevenson -- Emergency Department, Henry Ford Medical Center Fairlane

“On the Fourth of July there were a bunch of firework injuries, primarily in teenagers. Mostly burns to the hands. Otherwise, we’re still seeing a lot of strep throat.  We’ve also seen some patients suffering with allergy symptoms and sore throat after exposure to the unhealthy air last week.”

Oakland County -- Strep throat, stomach viruses, colds, seasonal allergies, Covid, ringworm

Caroline Morris, PA-C -- Henry Ford-Go Health Urgent Care Centers

“Most of the injuries we’ve seen have been related to food: food poisoning cases, lacerations of hands from food preparation, and a very small number of burns related to grills or stoves or fireworks going astray. Thankfully no extreme wounds that could not be handled in the urgent care setting.”

Washtenaw County -- Upper respiratory infections, stomach viruses, asthma flare-ups, seasonal allergies

Dr. Brad Uren -- Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Michigan Medicine

“Seeing a few people with URIs. COVID currently very rare. Less GI. Several fireworks injuries of varying severity.”

Monroe County -- Did not report this week

Macomb County -- Viral illnesses, seasonal allergies, stomach viruses, sinus infections, ear infections, pink eye

Dr. Anna Rivers -- Emergency physician, McLaren Macomb

“Orthopedic and soft tissue injuries continue to be the most common reason patients are seeking care in the emergency and trauma center. A summer virus and allergy exacerbation have led to symptoms of upper respiratory infection, including congestion, runny nose, sore throat, and respiratory issues. Mostly seen in children, there have been a noticeable number of patients treated for gastroenteritis and symptoms of nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.”

Livingston County -- Did not report this week

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