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Central Florida Centra Care reports increase in bronchitis cases

Local6 logoA trend in bronchitis cases indicates those living in Central Florida might want to break out the hand sanitizer.

Health professionals in the area say they’ve seen a recent increase in the number of bronchitis cases — Centra Care reported an increase of 500 percent at its Winter Garden Village and Lee Road locations and 350 percent in Conway.

Bronchitis is inflammation of the large air passages in one’s lungs, symptoms of which include: a dry cough that develops into a cough with mucus, wheezing, fatigue, chest tightness and mild fever, according to a Centra Care release.[Read full story]