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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! Zoonosis

Word! Zoonosis

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Zoonosis

(En español: Zoonosis)

Say: zo-oh-no-sis

Zoonosis means a disease that people can get from animals. Some examples of zoonoses include ringworm, Salmonellainfection, and rabies. You can prevent zoonoses by keeping your pet healthy, staying away from wild animals and always washing your hands after touching animals. You probably saw the word "zoo" in "zoonosis" - and now you know why!