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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! Bronchiolitis

Word! Bronchiolitis

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Bronchiolitis

Say: bron-key-oh-LYE-tuss

Bronchiolitis is an infection in the respiratory tract. It affects the tiny airways (called bronchioles) in the lungs, which can make it hard to breathe. It's caused by a virus, but usually is not serious and will go away quickly if you rest and drink a lot. Bronchiolitis is very contagious, but washing your hands can help keep you from getting it.