Vaccination Saves the Day

By: Elliott, Deidra, Madeline, Kole, Brooklyn

Symptoms

Whooping Cough or also known as Pertussis has very dangerous symptoms.

In the earlier stages that may last 1 to 2 weeks of Pertussis you may have a runny nose, low fever, mild occasional cough, and in babies Apnea, pause in breathing.

In the middle stages which could last from 1 week all the way up to 10 weeks! The symptoms get a whole lot worse, for example you may have, rapid coughs followed by a high-pitched whoop, vomiting after coughing fits, and exhaustion after each coughing attack. Then finally the final stage or third stage it can last 2-3 weeks, these are the last few weeks of whooping cough, the coughing decreases but attacks may return.

How I get Pertussis?

Pertussis is a bacterial infection that occurs in the trachea. The bacteria produces toxins that irritate and inflame the airway which causes the wicked cough. Stay away from friends that have whooping cough, because it is very highly contagious.

Recommendation

Our group recommends that everyone should get a vaccine. We recommend this because whooping cough is very contagious and dangerous, so if your child has the vaccine he has little to no chance of getting the infection.