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Whooping Cough Alert in NSW

Whooping cough continues to increase in NSW, particularly amongst school-aged children. Prompt diagnosis, isolation and antibiotics can reduce transmission and protect infants. Stay one step ahead and ensure infants are vaccinated on time, and all pregnant women are vaccinated between 20-32 weeks.

Whooping cough (pertussis) is a bacterial respiratory infection that can cause severe disease or rarely death in infants. It typically presents as a persistent cough,  and often gets worse at night.

Read the full information sheet here.