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Temporary Visitor Restrictions

Because the number of influenza cases has significantly increased throughout the region, children age 12 and under may not visit patients effective Wednesday, January 8. This applies to all Wake Forest Baptist inpatient locations and will remain in effect until the number of flu cases decreases significantly.
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Word! Animal Dander

Word! Animal Dander

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Animal Dander

(En español:Polvillo proveniente de los animales)

Say: ah-nuh-mul dan-dur

All warm-blooded animals shed tiny flakes from their skin, fur, or feathers. This is called dander. (It's like dandruff in humans but much harder to see.) When someone is allergic to animals, it could be dander that's causing the problem. Pet dander can be trouble for people who have asthma because, if they're allergic to it, it can worsen breathing problems.