What Causes Viruses to Spread Faster in the Winter?

February 16, 2022

It’s a well-known fact that viral activity gets worse every winter. More and more people get sick with viruses like the flu between December and February, but why does that happen? Read on as our AFC Urgent Care Knoxville team shares some helpful answers! Is Viral Activity Affected by Cold Weather? Yes, it is. While cold weather itself won’t necessarily make you sick, it does provide a more comfortable environment for illnesses like ...

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How Are Omicron and Croup Related?

February 3, 2022

While it’s very rare for people over the age of 5 to get croup, it’s a very common respiratory infection for young children. Plus, experts have noticed that omicron cases among young children have brought on croup-like symptoms. To learn more, check out what our AFC Urgent Care Knoxville team has to say below! What Is Croup? Croup is a respiratory infection that almost exclusively affects children between the ages of 3 months ...

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