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.

Latest News

Rupert Murdoch Tweets Tribune Probably Selling Los Angeles Times
Black Friday Shopping “Uninspiring” in Brick and Mortar Stores; Shopping Trends
U.S. Crude Drops Further Due to Surplus Supply
CVC and CPPIB Outbid Others for a Possible Deal to Buy Petco for $4.7 Billion
US Government All Set to Introduce a New Law for Americans “Seriously Delinquent
Reportedly Pfizer Plans to Acquire Allergan in a Deal of $150 Billion or More
In October Most States Experienced a Drop in Unemployment Rate
San Francisco Fed President John Williams sees a “Strong Case” for an Interest
Cincinnati Shoppers have More Choice of Local Black Friday Deals this Year
Sliding Crude Prices Continue Giving the U.S Oil Producers Reasons to Cut Costs
American Airlines Revamps its Much Anticipated Loyalty Reward Program
Report says, Many Retailers Recycling Black Friday Deals