Whooping Cough Taking Its Toll on Babies

Whooping Cough Taking Its Toll on Babies

With the number of whooping cough cases falling a bit in winters, doctors have warned that the cases would increase by the spring. Red signal has already been shown as the complications are rising.

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has notified that as the babies are too young to be vaccinated themselves, a baby less than 14 weeks died in December. Shocking cases of death of 14 babies and hundreds of recent admittance of hundreds of babies in intensive care unit has called for the solution.

According to Professor David Salisbury, "It's vital that babies are protected from the day they are born - that's why we are encouraging all pregnant women to be vaccinated".

Pregnant women have been asked to administer with the vaccine. Dr. Mary Ramsay, head of immunization at the HPA said that 55% of the pregnant women have accepted the offer of vaccination for whopping cough. Women pregnant for 28 to 38 weeks of pregnancy if vaccinated would provide protection against whooping cough. According to HPA, parents should still ensure that their children are vaccinated.

Dr. Mary Ramsay welcomed the decrease in the number of cases in winters but the spring is not far behind. That is the time when whooping cough takes charge.

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