Scripps Doctor Weighs in on Spread of Respiratory Illnesses

Outbreaks reported at some local schools

Youth at home sick sneezing with a blanket around them illustrating the increase in youth illnesses this October.

Outbreaks reported at some local schools

Scripps Clinic family medicine physician Mark Shalauta, MD, recently discussed the return of common respiratory infections such as influenza and colds as San Diego County public health officials reported early season outbreaks at several local schools.

Dr. Shalauta said now is the time to get a flu shot to provide protection as we move into the winter illness season.

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