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About our Whooping Cough news

Latest news on Whooping Cough, covering updates on outbreaks, prevention strategies, vaccination campaigns, and research developments related to this highly contagious respiratory disease.

Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a highly infectious bacterial illness that primarily affects the respiratory system. Caused by the Bordetella pertussis bacterium, it is characterised by severe coughing fits, often accompanied by a distinctive "whooping" sound as the individual gasps for air.

Despite the availability of effective vaccines, whooping cough continues to pose a significant public health challenge globally, with periodic outbreaks occurring even in countries with high vaccination rates. Infants under one year old, who are particularly vulnerable due to their immature immune systems, are at the highest risk of severe complications, including pneumonia, seizures, and in some cases, death.

Efforts to combat whooping cough are multifaceted, involving vaccination campaigns, public awareness initiatives, and ongoing research into improving vaccine efficacy and developing alternative treatment options. Vaccinations against pertussis are typically administered in combination with other vaccines, such as diphtheria and tetanus, as part of routine childhood immunisation schedules. However, the effectiveness of the vaccine can wane over time, necessitating the need for booster shots, especially for pregnant women and healthcare workers.

Stay tuned to our NewsNow feed on Whooping Cough for the latest updates on outbreaks, vaccination drives, public health advisories, and cutting-edge research into this persistent respiratory illness. Whether you're a healthcare professional, a concerned parent, or an individual seeking to stay informed, our feed will provide you with comprehensive coverage on whooping cough.

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