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Babies with bronchiolitis sees hospital admissions rise

A leading children's consultant has told BBC Wales that hospitals have been stretched by the number of babies being admitted with bronchiolitis which can cause breathing difficulties.

Dr Iolo Doull, a consultant in paediatric respiratory medicine, says the problem causes air passages in the lungs to swell.

About 700 babies are treated for the virus every winter and many need specialist care.

Rhodri Lewis reports.

  • 07 Jan 2013