Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Problem How to Avoid them

by Temilola Waliu Globalwalyy
Whooping Cough
A whooping cough is spreading around now and it’s mostly affecting the children, it has to be stopped now before becoming a very big issue in our house. Have you fully vaccinated the young one in your community? It has to be totally eradicated because this disease is highly contagious, even if you are vaccinated, that does not keep you from getting it if you go closer to an already infected person, it is so because is highly infectious that is why it should not be allowed in your community, get everyone vaccinated especially the young ones.

If your child has been vaccinated prior to this time, please ensure to you revaccinate again because protection from the childhood vaccine decreases over time. Preteens, teens, and adults need to be revaccinated, even if they were completely vaccinated as children

In a statement from Centre for Disease Control and Protection CDC “As of early October 18, 2012, more than 32,000 cases have been reported across the US, including 16 deaths. The majority of deaths continue to occur among infants younger than 3 months of age”
Whooping Cough

Whooping Cough

Whooping cough affect breathing seriously, if your child is having difficulty in breathing, waste no time now, take him to the hospital for immediate treatment. Whooping cough start just like common cold with sneezing, nose congestion and running nose but after one or two weeks it get stronger and severe coughing will begin. Whooping cough is a serious illness in little children, children and adult as well. Pertussis (whooping cough) will cause rapid coughing until the air from the lung is gone, that will force you to inhale with a loud “whooping sound” and it is from this sound that it name emanated from.
Whooping cough usually gets spread when an infected person sneeze or a cough, the closest person to him get contacted by breathing in whooping cough bacteria unknowingly. In fact, those that are infected most time don’t know they are infected and that is how they pass it to other surrounding them unintentionally and that is how it gets spreading around.
Whooping Cough Need to be prevented, and the best way to do that is by vaccination. Parents can also help protect infants by keeping them away as much as possible from anyone who has cold symptoms or is coughing.
Go now and get your ward vaccinated before pertussis comes near your house.

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