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  Immunisation – Whooping Cough / Pertussis
 
Information about Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

This highly contagious bacterial lung infection is contracted by contact with an infected person. Adults are prone to less severe versions of this disease, as adult immunity may have run out. Between six and tens days after contact, the patient will suffer severe coughing and mucous problems. This disease can be fatal.

After inoculation with the DT or DTacP-Hib it is normal for infants to be slightly feverish, and off their food. Keep a close eye on the symptoms so that you can discuss them with your doctor. Rare cases of severe reactions have been experienced.

See also:

Immunisation - Age of baby

Immunisation - Controversy

Immunisation - Chicken Pox

Immunisation - Diphtheria

Immunisation - German Measles

Immunisation - Hepatitis A

Immunisation - Hepatitis B

Immunisation - Hib Disease

Immunisation - How does it work

Immunisation - Measles

Immunisation - Mumps

Immunisation - Pertussis

Immunisation - Polio

Immunisation - Reducing impact on baby

Immunisation - Rubella

Immunisation - Safety

Immunisation - Schedule

Immunisation - Tetanus

Immunisation - Tuberculosis

Immunisation - Varicella


 
   
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