Summer colds spike as restrictions are lifted in CT

Summer colds appear to be spreading in Connecticut, as the coronavirus continues to spread as well.

News 12 Staff

Jul 12, 2021, 9:45 PM

Updated 1,042 days ago

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Summer colds appear to be spreading in Connecticut, as the coronavirus continues to spread as well.
Dr. Syed Hussain with Hartford Healthcare at Saint Vincent's Medical Center says it's unusual to see so many cases of respiratory illness in the summer, especially a ton of strep cases.
This could be because many people have low immune systems.
Doctors at the Hartford Healthcare Urgent Care Center in Shelton say they're hearing about people coming in with cold-like symptoms that turn out to be the coronavirus.
He says cold and flu cases were mild because of masking and social distancing last year.
Hussain says changing temperatures can bring it on.
He says you can still get congestion, a stuffy nose and a low-grade fever even if you've been vaccinated.
With the restrictions being lifted, more people feel comfortable to go outside and not wear masks.
 Even though the guidelines have changed, Dr. Hussain says it is still an important idea to wear masks, practice social distancing and wash hands as well.


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