The New Brunswick government is reported to initiate giving immunizations to new parents against whooping cough. The infection is witnessed to take the form of an outbreak.
With the rise in cases involving whooping cough, the health officials have risen up.
"We realize today that immunity from vaccine and from the disease wanes over time and that leaves adolescents and adults very vulnerable to the disease and often they're the ones who pass it on to vulnerable infants", California Dept. of Public Health spokesperson Dr. Eileen Yamada posted.
The vaccines are slated to be delivered to the residents by January in a view to prevent rising cases of whooping cough, posted Dr. Paul Van Buynder, the province's Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Health. Also known as pertussis, whopping cough is merely a bacterial infection that hits the respiratory tract.
As per the latest figures released by the California Department of Public Health, 10 babies have died this year from whooping cough. Besides, the state has witnessed over 6,200 cases of whooping cough since
Dr. Mark Messenger, a Fredericton pediatrician, has specially warned children against whooping cough, pointing out that they are highly vulnerable.
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