Monday, October 10, 2011

Whooping Cough - Risk to the Vulnerable

Whooping Cough (or Pertusis) is on the rise. As vaccines seem to lose effectiveness over time, adults need Pertusis booster every 10 years. Whooping Cough, also known as the 100 day cough, may not have serious consequences for healthy people but this condition can be life threatening for infants or vulnerable individuals. Get immunized!!
The Washington state Health Department says 431 cases have been reported so far this year, compared with 378 at this time last year.

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