Whooping Cough

So this is the year where the glorious United States reaches the highest levels of pertussis (whooping cough) in 50 years! Is that enough to stop the crazy anti acclimation rhetoric that continues to flow? Sadly, no. So far the CDC has recorded nearly 18,000 cases this year alone. Pertussis is caused by the bacteria Bordetella pertussis. It is highly contagious and spreads from person to person by coughing or sneezing. Young children are the highest at risk and can lead to death as it has with nine children this year.

It is preventable. So,please stop listening to Jenny McCarthy and protect your children!

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