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WHAT’S GOING AROUND: Doctors seeing upper respiratory illnesses, RSV and the flu

EDITOR'S NOTE: The spelling of the MU Health Care doctor has been corrected.

Here is a roundup of the illnesses doctors say are spreading around Mid-Missouri.


Doctor Laura Morris with MU Health Care in Columbia says people are coming in with cases of upper respiratory illnesses.

MU Health Care in Columbia says it is also seeing patients with cases of the flu and COVID-19 but numbers remain at a modest level.

Dr. Morris says if we were to compare flu and COVID-19 numbers to this time last year numbers are actually lower.

Outlying MU Health Care clinics

At MU Health Care Clinics outside of Columbia such as those in Boonville and Mexico, Morris says doctors are seeing cases of RSV. She says the numbers are slightly starting to increase.

Patients in outlying clinics are also coming in with cases of upper respiratory illnesses, including the flu and COVID-19.

Morris says patients are experiencing coughing, congestion, snot and fevers.

Jefferson City Innovative Medical Clinic

Doctors at the Jefferson City Innovative Medical Clinic say they are seeing patients with bacterial infections such as pink eye, ear infections and bacterial pneumonia

They are also seeing a lot of cases of influenza A and B, COVID-19 and the common cold.

Boone Health Moberly

Boone Health in Moberly says it is seeing patients with influenza B and occasional cases of COVID-19.

Doctors say they are seeing patients with body aches, fatigue, weakness, cough, congestion and headaches.

Patients are also experiencing respiratory illnesses but say they are not seeing many cases of RSV and influenza type A.

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