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How to manage bronchiolitis during the COVID-19 pandemic: preparing for a winter surge

Guidance is available to help deal with the annual rise in infant bronchiolitis while coping with COVID-19

Guidance is available to help deal with the annual rise in infant bronchiolitis while coping with COVID-19

  • Bronchiolitis, a significant contributor to ED workloads in winter, affects one in three infants in the UK in the first year of life
  • Robust infection control measures must be maintained in emergency departments during the winter
  • Parents should be told how to spot red flag symptoms, with safety net advice for those who don’t need to be admitted to hospital

Bronchiolitis brings a surge of emergency department (ED) presentations every autumn and winter. Around one in three infants in the UK develop the illness, mainly caused by the respiratory syncytial virus, during

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