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Who needs the pertussis vaccination?

February 25, 2016

Who needs the pertussis vaccination?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Pertussis (whooping cough) incidence remains high in California. The increase in pertussis is due to greater awareness, better diagnostic tests and less effective DTaP vaccines. Pertussis is a bacterial infection of the respiratory system. It is highly contagious and can spread from person-to-person through tiny drops of fluid from an infected person’s nose or mouth. […]

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Tags: acellular pertussis, diphtheria, Dr. James Cherry, DTaP vaccines, pertussis, tetanus, vaccination, whooping cough