Health Tip: Understanding Whooping Cough
The highly contagious infection, typically affecting children. can trigger coughing spells that can last more than a minute.
The child's face may turn red or purple, and the child may vomit, Nemours adds.
Nemours offers this additional information about whooping cough:
- It can be prevented by the whooping cough vaccine, which is among DTaP immunizations given in a series of five doses during infancy.
- People who come into close contact with someone who has whopping cough should be given an antibiotic to help prevent the disease from spreading.
- Adults should get a booster shot if they have a new baby. The infection can cause life-threatening problems among babies.
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Posted: December 2018
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