Doctor James Wright - the original TV medic shares the latest health and medical news.
Once a life endangering infant infection, whooping cough is now seen commonly in adults over 15, mainly due to non immunisation at birth, and scare mongering.
But adolescent and adult booster shots are recommended. Causes prolonged spasms of coughing and loud inspiratory whoop, lasting several weeks. Early antibiotics for one week can help. Highly contgaious. Vaccination prevents it in most.
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