Whooping cough cases on rise

By City News Service

Whooping cough can occur at any age, but infants and young children are at highest risk of life-threatening complications, the most common of which is pneumonia.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that children get five doses of DTaP vaccine, and people 11-64 years of age get a one-time dose of Tdap.

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Posted by Halie Johnson on Aug 19, 2010. Filed under Health & Science, News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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