Stories tagged with: Doctor Vicki Whitacre

February 25, 2015 - 7:23pm
13 weeks 5 days ago

Flu related illnesses may be on the decline here in Ohio, but that doesn't mean you've escaped all winter sickness.

Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department Medical Director, Dr. Vicki Whitacre, says the cold weather can affect your immune system making you more susceptible to illness. Right now there are two illnesses that many are struggling with.

"There's two things going around. There's the cold, the common cold that hangs around for a week maybe ten days and by...

January 3, 2013 - 1:39pm
2 years 21 weeks ago

Experts said this flu season could end up being as bad as the H1N1 outbreak in 2009.

In Muskingum County they've seen a peak in people being admitted to the hospital with complications from the flu. Since November 28, 31 patients have been admitted. Last year there wasn't even six or seven.

"If you're developing a productive cough, persistent fever or getting short of breath, can't eat or drink, then you're going to need to be seen by your doctor," said Dr. Vicki...

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