Vaccination Saves the Day
By: Elliott, Deidra, Madeline, Kole, Brooklyn
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.