Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Whooping Cough cases on the rise for Northern Health region

Increased cases of whooping cough (pertussis) in some areas of the Northern Health service region have given the regional health agency to provide a reminder to parents to be up to date on routine immunizations, including those for whooping cough.

With an outbreak declared in portions of Alberta and Saskatchewan, Northern Health outlined some background on the nature of immunization as the best method to control the spread of diseases, such as measles, mumps and whooping cough.

You can learn more about the Northern Health immunization program from this page from the website.

This radio ad from immunize BC provides some good background into the symptoms and effects of whooping cough and what it can mean for your family and the importance of immunization to protect family members from it.

For more items from Northern Health see our archive page here.

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