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Bronchiolitis and fecal flora

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As the bronchiolitis season hits our wards, we will again be wondering why it is that some infants are severely affected while others, exposed to the same virus and same environment, get away with just a sniffle. A rather surprising answer might be: the bacteria in their gut.

Researchers from the US gathered stool samples from 40 infants with bronchiolitis …

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