Silencing Whooping Cough

Jun 4, 2013

By getting a booster shot late in pregnancy, mothers can pass some resistance to pertussis, a potentially fatal disease, on to their infants.
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For adults, whooping cough--also known as pertussis-- is an annoying, but not dangerous, respiratory infection. For young infants, however, the cough can be dire, even fatal. KRCB examines local efforts to eradicate the disease.

 

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