Illnesses Going Around
As of March 19, 2018, we are seeing the following illnesses.
As many of you are aware, measles is in our county.
Be sure your kids are up to date on vaccines. See Dr. Stuppy's Measles Outbreaks: What can you do to protect your family?
for more information. A list of known locations of possible exposure:
o *AMC Dine-In Studio 28; 12075 S. Strang Line Rd, Olathe, KS; March 9th from 3:30 PM to 7:30 PM
o Aldi's; 15290 W. 119th St Olathe, KS 66062; on March 2nd from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
o Payless Discount Foods; 2101 E. Santa Fe St, Olathe, KS; on March 6th from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
o El Potro Mexican Café; 602 N Pearl St, Paola, KS on March 7th from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
o Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas Emergency Department; 5808 W 110th St, Overland Park, KS on March 8th and March 10th in the morning
o Budget Coin Laundry; 798 E Main St, Gardner, KS; on March 9th from 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
o Olathe YMCA swimming pool and locker room; 21400 W. 153rd St, Olathe, KS; on March 10th from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
o Bath and Body Works at Legends Outlets; 1803 Village W Pkwy, Kansas City, KS; on March 10th from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
o Crazy 8 at Legends Outlets; 1843 Village W Pkwy, Kansas City, KS; on March 10th after 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
o Orange Leaf; 11524 W 135th St Overland Park, KS; on March 10th from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
If you think your family was at one of these locations
, call the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment at 913-477-8343 or the KDHE Epidemiology hotline at 877-427-7317.
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If your child has symptoms, see our Illnesses page
for treatment tips or the specific page to which each illness or condition is hyperlinked. If you're not sure how quickly you need to have your child seen, see our Symptom Decision Chart
Yes, we have flu vaccines in stock for infants.
We ran out of flu vaccine for the kids over 3 years old again. They can often get vaccinated at your local pharmacy, so call to see if they have vaccine available. (Many of them are also out due to the crazy season.)
Illnesses commonly seen in our office this past week:
- Measles hasn't been in our office, but is in JoCo.
- Croup - learn about this one now, since it tends to start suddenly in the middle of the night and can be very scary! Older kids and adults get laryngitis from the same viruses.
- Flu - both Flu A and Flu B but less than a few weeks ago
- Strep throat
- Sore throat - not strep, often one of the first signs of a cold
- Diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal pain (THIS IS NOT FLU!)
- Fever (always...)
- Dry skin and eczema
- Ear infections
- RSV and other bronchiolitis
- Asthma flares and other wheezing - schedule your Spring asthma check if you haven't yet!
- possibly adenovirus, given the red eyes and other symptoms but we don't test for it
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