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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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Definition: Pollen

Definition: Pollen

Pollen

(Polen)

During the spring, summer, and fall, plants release pollen (a fine powder that is carried by the wind from plant to plant in order to fertilize them). Each microscopic grain of pollen contains proteins that can cause allergic reactions when breathed in. These proteins can trigger asthma symptoms. Grasses, trees, and weeds (such as ragweed) are most often responsible for causing allergies.