Pertussis

What is Pertussis?
Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory tract infection. Although it initially resembles an ordinary cold, whooping cough may eventually turn more serious, particularly in infants. Many children who contract Pertussis have coughing spells that last four to eight weeks.

How is Pertussis transmitted?
It is spread by coughing and sneezing.

Why should I take the Pertussis vaccination?
Complications of bacterial Pneumonia and rib fracture may occur due to Pertussis. The best way to prevent Pertussis is to be vaccinated.

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