Nevada Health District Issues Whooping Cough Warning

by Savitha C Muppala on  July 12, 2012 at 10:26 AM Child Health News
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The Southern Nevada Health District has sounded a word of caution about the rise in cases of pertussis, a highly contagious, bacterial respiratory disease.

There have been 22 cases since January including seven children below one year of age.
 Nevada Health District Issues Whooping Cough Warning
Nevada Health District Issues Whooping Cough Warning

The health district has advised health care providers and parents to receive the vaccine.

If patients come with symptoms, physicians and healthcare providers have been advised to test patients for pertussis.

Adults who care or live with infants have been advised to take the vaccinations.



Source: Medindia

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