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Whooping cough

Whooping cough (also known as 'pertussis') is a highly contagious bacterial infection of the lungs and airways that is most serious in babies under 12 months. Find out more about its causes, diagnosis, symptoms, treatment, prevention, plus links to trusted resources.

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Whooping cough prevention

Whooping cough (pertussis) is a vaccine preventable disease. Immunisation is normally effective in preventing whooping cough, and has also dramatically reduced its severity. Find out more about whooping cough prevention.

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Whooping cough symptoms

Whooping cough (pertussis) is a highly contagious bacterial infection and develops in stages. Early symptoms of pertussis are often similar to those of a common cold. Find out more about early and paroxysmal symptoms of whooping cough.

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Whooping cough causes and diagnosis

Whooping cough (pertussis) is a highly contagious bacterial infection passed on through close personal contact, sneezing and coughing. Find out more about its diagnosis.

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Whooping cough treatments

Whooping cough (also known as 'pertussis') is a highly contagious bacterial infection of the lungs and airways that is most serious in babies under 12 months. Learn more about treatment options available.

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Childhood illnesses

Many childhood diseases, such as common colds, chickenpox, croup and whooping cough, spread easily. Learn more here – including when to seek help from a doctor.

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Babies' and toddlers' health

Learn about health topics relevant to babies and toddlers, such as breastfeeding, allergies, croup, whooping cough and fevers.

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Immunisation and pregnancy

Recommendations for protecting your baby by getting immunised against diseases before pregnancy or just after giving birth, plus links to trusted resources.

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Cough

Trusted information on coughing including what is, when to take antibiotics and self-care information.

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Coughs, colds and ear infections in children

Trusted information on childhood ailments including coughs, colds, ear infections, sore throat and glue ear.

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Immunisation or vaccination - what's the difference?

What's the difference between immunisation and vaccination? Find out more, plus links to trusted resources.

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