Bronchiolitis | Prevention

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Will my other children catch bronchiolitis?

Bronchiolitis is spread just like a cold, through close contact with saliva or mucus, but older children usually don't get as sick as younger children do.

You can help prevent spreading this disease by keeping your sick child home until the cough is almost gone. Make sure to wash your hands after you take care of your sick child to avoid spreading the virus to others.

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 02/14
Created: 09/09

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