Risk Factors for Whooping Cough
List of Risk Factors for Whooping Cough
The list of risk factors mentioned for Whooping Cough in various sources includes:
Risk factors discussion:
Children who are too young to be
fully vaccinated and those who have not completed the primary
vaccination series are at highest risk for severe illness.
Like measles, pertussis is highly contagious with up to 90%
of susceptible household contacts developing clinical disease
following exposure to an index case. Adolescents and adults
become susceptible when immunity wanes. (Source: excerpt from Pertussis: DBMD)
Risks factors for Whooping Cough: medical news summaries:
The following medical news items
are relevant to risk factors for Whooping Cough:
About risk factors:
Risk factors for Whooping Cough are factors that do not seem
to be a direct cause of the disease,
but seem to be associated in some way.
Having a risk factor for Whooping Cough
makes the chances
of getting a condition higher but does
not always lead to Whooping Cough.
Also, the absence of any risk factors
or having a protective factor does not necessarily
guard you against getting Whooping Cough.
For general information and a list of risk factors,
see the risk center.
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