Archive | August, 2012

I have recently heard a lot about PERTUSSIS. What is Pertussis?

By Maria Diaz, MD FAAP Pertussis or “whooping cough” is a very contagious infection of the respiratory system caused by a bacteria called Bordetella Pertussis. It usually affects infants less than 6 months old before they are fully vaccinated and kids 11 to 18 years old whose immunity has started to decrease. Yes! Pertussis incidence […]

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