As you have heard one the news, we have been seeing a rise in cases of Pertussis (Whooping Cough) in southeast Wisconsin. We have tested many children here in our office and have had a few positive cases each day for the last few weeks.
Now is a good time for you and your family members to be sure that you are current with all your vaccinations. Pertussis protection comes from the DTaP or Tdap vaccine. No vaccine is 100% effective as some of our patients who have tested positive for pertussis are up to date with their vaccines. Even if it is not 100% preventable, the vaccine often …Continue reading →
With the recent pertussis (whooping cough) outbreak, it is more important than ever to ensure that your child’s vaccinations are updated. Whooping cough is a bacterial infection causing cough and respiratory problems and can be especially dangerous to infants.
As parents and caregivers, did you know that by not having your own vaccinations …Continue reading →
We’ve been seeing an increase in cases of pertussis (whooping cough) in the community over the last few weeks.
Symptoms of pertussis usually include cough, runny nose, sneezing and a low-grade fever. In more severe cases, you will hear a “whoop” after the end of a coughing fit. However, you do not always hear this. The disease is often milder in adolescents and young adults. The …Continue reading →