Sunday, February 19, 2012
Whooping cough cases on the rise, free vaccines offer help
Anna-Lysa Gayle ― WTOP

After a steep spike in whooping cough diagnoses in Fairfax County last year, health officials are now offering free vaccinations against the disease to adults.

From 2010 to 2011, Fairfax County saw a 55 percent increase in cases of whooping cough, also known as pertussis, officials say. The disease is more common among infants less than 2 months-old.

“In order to protect those kids who are too young to be vaccinated, it is very beneficial to vaccinate all of the individuals who are going to have contact with those newborns—so pregnant mothers, any sort of caregiver, daycare providers, nannies, fathers of newborns, grandparents should all be vaccinated, “says Dr. Peter Troell, a medical epidemiologist with the Fairfax County Health Department.

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