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Whooping Cough Facts

Each year, more than 10,000 Americans get whooping cough, also called pertussis. Anyone can get it, but pertussis is especially dangerous for babies.

The coughing spells can be so severe that it becomes hard for babies to eat, drink, or breathe.

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10 Ways to Prevent Pertussis

See top ways to stop whooping cough from spreading in your family.
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