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Tuesday, October 9, 2007

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

Tuesday, October 9, 2007
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.