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Flu isn't only virus going around Arizona

PHOENIX -- Nurses and doctors have their hands full trying to help patients coming in for treatment.

Emergency medicine physician Kara Geren said the main culprit is the flu, but there are a variety of viruses going around that are making people sick.

For most patients who are suffering from something other than the flu, there is no quick cure. The end result from a visit to the emergency room would be a waste of time.

Geren's advice is over-the-counter pain medication, lots of fluids and frequent washing of hands.

Geren also suggested that people who are struggling to keep fluids down, or suffering chest pain and shortness of breath should immediately go to an emergency room.

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Sandra moved from the small border city of Yuma, Arizona to study Broadcast Journalism at Arizona State University in the late 90s. Since graduating, she's worked at several local TV stations including Univision, Fox 10 and 3TV.

Working at KTAR, has allowed her the opportunity to cover major national news events, including Presidential visits, the Tucson Tragedy and the Wallow fire.

When Sandra isn't covering breaking news or behind a microphone in the studio, she's probably at home with her best friend Mark and her two dogs, Lily and Lola.

Sandra enjoys cooking and admits to enjoying "really bad" reality T.V. She also enjoys spending quiet time at home with people she loves, playing a little poker and traveling.

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