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We have a problem with whooping cough. Twice as many cases as a year ago

MedExpress Team

Piotr Wójcik

Published March 29, 2024 08:29

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More than 460 cases of pertussis have been reported in Poland since the beginning of the year, reports TVP 3 Warsaw. By comparison, there were twice as many patients in the same period last year. The number of cases may be underestimated. Not all cases are reported.

According to Dr. Michal Sutkowski of the College of Family Physicians, the root of the problem is a decline in interest in vaccinating children. The second problem is that the vaccination must be repeated every 10 years, something we don't know or forget.

- The disease can end up with powerful pulmonary complications, so it's important to get vaccinated once every 10 y...

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