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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Brenner Children’s pediatric emergency department has moved back to its original location. Learn more

In order to help protect patients, family members and health care workers from the spread of COVID-19, no visitors are allowed at any of Wake Forest Baptist Health’s outpatient or inpatient facilities, except in certain situations.
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Word! Bacteria

Word! Bacteria

Bacteria

Say: bak-teer-ee-uh

If you're feeling crummy, it's probably because nasty bacteria or some other germs have gotten into your body and made you sick. Bacteria are so tiny that you can't see them with just your eyes, but there are thousands, millions, even billions of them all over you, inside and out! This might sound kind of gross, but lots of bacteria actually help our bodies. The good bacteria are good for us, and the bad bacteria can make us sick. They may be to blame for your next sore throat or ear infection!