WREG wants to let you know what illnesses are currently going around in schools and communities around the Mid-South. We’ve partnered with Saint Francis and MedPost Urgent Care for the latest information and we want to hear from you, too.

Thursday, October 10, 2019:

The flu, strep allergies and the common cold seem to be mainstays for this time of year.

Our friends at Saint Francis and MedPost Health Care also say they’ve seen a lot of fractures in recent days.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019:

We’re now a couple of months into the school year and there’s something you need to watch out for: scabies.

They are a common problem affecting people all over the world and it’s highly contagious.

Saint Francis and MedPost Health Care said the condition is caused by mites that burrow below the skin. You may notice small bumps or see your child scratching at them.

If you think your child has it you should go to a doctor.

Scabies will not go away on its own, bt it is treatable and it usually takes a day for the itching to stop.

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