June 25, 2010

Whooping Cough in Indiana

Whooping Cough (pertussis) is on the increase in Indiana.  What the article linked doesn't tell you is that your pertussis booster is included in your Diptheria Tetanus and Pertussis (DTaP) vaccine (your Tetanus shot) that you're supposed to get at least every 10 years.  If you don't remember your last Tetanus shot, you should go get one to protect yourself from not only Tetanus, but Whooping Cough.  I had a nagging cough last year that drug on for more than half a year before my doc finally diagnosed pertussis and gave me a shot... even then it took quite some time before the cough ended. 

Prevention is the always the best cure.

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