John Kerr posted in epidemic • infectious disease • pertussis • public health • respitory health • vaccination • whooping cough on August 14th, 2015.
Increased rates of whooping cough in the South Island have authorities reminding parents of the importance of vaccinations. Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a contagious bacterial disease characterised by nasty and persistent bouts of coughing. The Southern DHB Medical Officer of Health, Marion Poore, told the Otago Daily Times that there had been 174 […]
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