Posts Tagged: Pertussis Franklin TN


Protecting Your Kids from Pertussis

Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a preventable disease. Successful pertussis vaccine use has drastically reduced the number of pertussis cases in the United States, but recent statistics show there are still between 10,000 and 40,000 cases reported each year. Children who attend daycare, playgroups, or other large gatherings are at highest risk. However, there are

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Pediatrician Franklin, TN

What You Need To Know About Pertussis

By Dr. Allen Peabody Pertussis or “whooping cough” is a contagious respiratory infection caused by the bacteria bordatella pertussis. Because of its subtle initial signs and varied presentation, it can be difficult to diagnose promptly. It can affect all age groups, but it can cause significant complications primarily with the newborn population. The disease has three

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