When is whooping cough fatal for 12 year olds?

Complications. The cdc www.Cdc.Gov as recommended to give booster vaccines for pertussis in young adolescents, again in adulthood, even after the recommended pediatric dosages. Bortadella pertussis bacteria causes whooping cough and is treatable with antibiotics but complications can with other pneumonia dehydration-good supportive care with hydration and breathing medication helpful.
Rarely if ever. This could trigger death in a chronically ill 12 yo with CF /asthma or other debilitating illness. It tends to be fatal only in the first 6 months of life when the ids cough to the point of having strokes and dying. For most average 12 yo it would resemble a chronic bronchitis.

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Is the whooping cough nearly always fatal for 12 year olds?

Rarely. The highest case fatality rate for whooping cough is known for infants under 6 months of age. With rare exceptions, the preteen will have a significant chronic bronchitis/pneumonia with a cough lasting for 3 months or more. The main problem with the symptomatic 12 yo is their ability to pass it to unvaccinated babies & potentially lead to a fatality. Read more...

Can the whooping cough be fatal to children?

Whooping cough. Can result in death in infants especially in the first few months of life. Read more...
Yes. If memory serves me well we lost about 40 in 2014 among the 30-40 thousand cases reported. Sad because we were down to no deaths in the 2500 or so cases in the 90's. It is most deadly under age 6m. Sad that so many people skipped vaccines and brought this back. Read more...

I was exposed to whooping cough at work. I am vaccinated as are my two sons (4 and 10). Does my 10 year old need a booster?

Yes. Your 10 year old should definitely a booster vaccine. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends a TdaP vaccine for 10 year olds as a routine vaccine, and some states even require it before attending 5th grade. Although there is a low risk of him getting whooping cough from your co-worker if he has not been in direct contact with him/her, your son needs the vaccine anyway. Read more...
No, if your 10 year. old was vaccinated when he was 4 or 5, he is still covered by that. The next booster will be when he is 11-12, to cover him through his teenage years. You also cannot spread whooping cough to him unless you contract it. Read more...
As above. Dr.Ungerleider has it right. Your 4 & 10 year old are not at risk unless they come in direct contact with an active case and even then their prior vaccinations still provide adequate coverage.Keep on them on their regular schedule. A 4 & 10 yr old can get a nasty cough/bronchitis lasting 3 mo with pertussis, but they have minimal long term risk.The deadly cases are usually under a year of age. Read more...
TDAP booster. We give a TDAP booster at age 10, so if your son didnt have that recently as part of his school physical, then yes, he needs one! Good Luck :) Read more...

I'm 11 weeks pregnant and my 3 year old has whooping cough will this effect my unborn as I've been exposed to it during the contagious period?!

Not if UR vaccinated. If you received the tdap vaccine within the past few years you and your fetus should be protected. See a maternal-fetal medicine specialist for specific advice! Read more...
Whooping cough. Pertussis is very contagious. You should talk to your doctor about this and get checked to see if you have it, you can receive treatment for it if you have it. Read more...

My 7 year old son has had a chronic dry cough for about 2 1/2 months. I gave him singular did not work, he had chest xrays all good, lungs sound great, they did a "whooping cough test" negative. Cough meds do not work. No fever, acts like a healthy 7 year

The . The cause of a chronic cough can be a very tricky problem to figure out in kids or adults. Common causes include: -asthma -gastro-esophageal reflux -allergies -chronic sinusitis -pertussis (whooping cough) -habit cough -pneumonia or other infectious cause such as tuberculosis it looks like your son's doctor has been doing a good job thinking of these problems and trying to rule out each one with the tests and medication trials they have been suggesting. Most of these problems will cause coughing all night as well as during the day except for habit cough. I've attached a website with some information on habit cough which is very common in kids. I hope this helps. Read more...

My 3 year old has had a cough only at night in bed for the last two nights, could this be whooping cough? I've had a sore throat for 2 days now too.

Not likely. If his vaccines are current. The cough is of short duration and appears to be contagious, likely a cold. Supportive care to include increased fluid intake, cool mist humidifier, saline drops/sprays, lemon& brown honey etc to relieve symptoms. If nocturnal persists / worsens after 1 to 2 weeks it will be necessary to consider other causes; nocturnal asthma, GE reflux etc. Read more...

I think I might have been exposed to Whooping Cough today. My last TDAP was 9/27/2006 and I am 23 years old. What do I do?

PEP and booster. If you were in close contact with someone with pertussis you might need PEP- post exposure prophylaxis with an antibiotic if you are around pregnant women,children under 1, someone with weakened immune function. Also get a booster shot- TdaP as soon as possible. Read more...