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TMH doctor warns of upcoming flu season amid COVID-19 pandemic

Posted at 5:53 PM, Jul 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-29 17:53:14-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — While parents and school officials prepare to keep children safe from COVID-19, doctors say they're concerned about other outbreaks as well.

Dr. David Robinson with Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare says the hospital is preparing in case they see a surge from school children getting sick.

Robinson says while COVID-19 is a big concern, there are still the usual outbreaks that can happen in a school, like the flu.

"What are we going to do in the middle of influenza season when a child comes to my office at TMH with a fever of 105 and influenza who hasn't had a shot," asked Robinson. "Is it COVID, is it influenza, is it both? How are they going to interact?"

Robinson says children should also make sure they're wearing a mask, just like adults are required.