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What is it like to have whooping cough as a child or adult? Details please?

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Dr. Cindy Williams
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In brief: Pertussis

The CDC covers this very well.
Adults get a much more mild infection. That is why immunization is so very important, for infants. The adult with pertussis may think they only have a cold. New recommendations, also, are for adults to be immunized for pertussis, when they get their tetanus booster. http://www.cdc.gov/pertussis/

In brief: Pertussis

The CDC covers this very well.
Adults get a much more mild infection. That is why immunization is so very important, for infants. The adult with pertussis may think they only have a cold. New recommendations, also, are for adults to be immunized for pertussis, when they get their tetanus booster. http://www.cdc.gov/pertussis/
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