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Childhood whooping cough vaccines wear off in teens

The incidence of whooping cough in New Hampshire has shown an increase since the start of the flu season. It can be particularly harmful for teenagers as the coughing can be so severe it can cause vomiting, hernias or broken ribs. The whooping cough vaccination may wear off as early as when the child is nine so the FDA is currently looking at approving a pertussis vaccine booster. Unvaccinated infants are most at risk of dying from the disease. Undiagnosed adults and teenagers can pass it on to these infants so it is important that diagnosis is speedy. One teenager suffered the condition for two weeks before severe vomiting finally led to a diagnosis of pertussis.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The WMUR Channel

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About: Childhood whooping cough vaccines wear off in teens

Date: 4 November 2004

Source: The WMUR Channel


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