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More deaths from Pertussis aka Whooping Cough.

Postby lucy » Sun Jun 06, 2010 04:43 pm

by lucy (4706 Posts), Sun Jun 06, 2010 04:43 pm

A brand new article reporting 5 more infant dealths, I have heard of more and more lately, please remember to warn others education on Pertussis can truly make a difference.

http://www.mercurynews.com/bay-area-news/ci_15226959?source=rss

Health officials say California whooping cough cases are soaring with the 584 confirmed cases representing a threefold increase over the same period last year when there were 190 cases.

Five infants have died, including one in San Bernardino more than a month ago.

California Department of Public Health officials said the Central Valley, San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles area have seen the most dramatic rises in whooping cough during the five-month period ending May 31.

Whooping cough, known as pertussis, can cause adults to experience severe coughing spells lasting up to four months. Infants are most vulnerable to the bacterial disease
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Re : More deaths from Pertussis aka Whooping Cough.

Postby rosalinda » Sun Jun 06, 2010 06:38 pm

by rosalinda (578 Posts), Sun Jun 06, 2010 06:38 pm

I was just telling my husband today that I was planning on getting the booster shot while in the hospital (which offers it to all new moms) and that I would send him to get his booster while he is out on his 'paternity leave'.

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Re : More deaths from Pertussis aka Whooping Cough.

Postby lucy » Fri Jun 11, 2010 04:46 am

by lucy (4706 Posts), Fri Jun 11, 2010 04:46 am

Rosalinda, I am so happy to hear that it is so important. Congrats again on your baby!!
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