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Health Tips: (Whooping Cough).. Serious or just a normal cough??

Protect Your Baby Against Dangers You Can't See Pertussis (whooping cough) is highly contagious and on the rise.

Is A Serious Threat To A Baby's Health

Vaccination has virtually eliminated many serious childhood diseases in the United States. However, pertussis (per-tuss-is) - a vaccine-preventable disease - continues to be a serious threat to infants and young children that could lead to potentially life-threatening complications.

Pertussis Is On The Rise

The number of reported cases of pertussis has been steadily increasing since the early 1980s. In fact, during 2004, 25,827 cases of pertussis were reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). clear up within a few days.

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