• Children with severe bronchiolitis often develop asthma, we just don’t know how to tell which ones...

    The WIND Study is the largest federally-funded study seeking answers to this question.

    About the WIND Study
  • Is a specific virus or a combination of viruses associated with the later development of asthma?

    Are the children who require more supportive care in the hospital at higher risk of developing asthma?

    Are allergies a piece of this puzzle?

    Watch Our Introductory Video
  • With your help, we will make huge strides towards better understanding the link between severe bronchiolitis, wheezing, and asthma.

    What's Involved?

  • The viruses causing breathing problems 2 months or 2 years from now could give us clues about future wheezing and asthma.

    That's why nasal swabs are so important.

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Video: Swab Collection

How to collect a nasal swab video

We've put together this brief video to show you how to collect and submit a nasal swab.

The WIND study...

National Institutes of Health

...is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is coordinated by the Emergency Medicine Network (EMNet).

Did you know...

Bronchiolitis is the leading cause of hospitalization for U.S. infants.

We know that many children hospitalized for bronchiolitis will go on to develop asthma, we just don’t know how to tell which ones ...