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Vaccine is the best protection against Whooping Cough

Vaccine is the best protection against whooping cough

By Deborah Edelen

APRN for Baptist Express Care @ Danville


"Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease known for uncontrollable coughing that often makes it hard to breathe...

...Pertussis is spread by coughing or sneezing while in close contact with others who then breathe in the pertussis bacteria. Pertussis most commonly affects infants and young children and can be fatal, especially in babies younger than 1. Many infants are infected by family members or caregivers who are unaware they have the disease."


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