A whooping cough outbreak in British Columbia, Canada has sickened more than 140 people since December, prompting Canadian Health authorities to issue a warning. Hotspots include the Fraser Valley, Hope, Chilliwack and Agassiz areas. If you are traveling to the area make sure you have received your booster shot, and especially if traveling with children make sure they are up-to-date with their DTaP vaccine. Pertussis can be particularly dangerous if caught by a young child, especially a baby who hasn’t had a chance to be vaccinated yet.
Friday, March 16, 2012
The Vaccine Times: Whooping Cough outbreak sickens over 140 people in Canada
We all know that Canada is just one of those third world nations with no infrastructure and no access to any health care what so ever, right? Right? Well, The Vaccine Times found this gem that I wanted to pass along.