new recommendations for treating and preventing pertussis

A steady rise in whooping cough is prompting new recommendations for treating and preventing pertussis.

Reported cases are up 25-fold in the last 3 decades...from about 1,000 in 1975 to over 25,000 cases in 2004.

Vaccination. Immunity from the childhood vaccine wanes after 5 to 10 years...so CDC now recommends a booster for adolescents and adults.

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