Decline in Whooping Cough Cases

Decline in Whooping Cough Cases

Though whooping cough outbreak is continuing, a decline in the cases has been witnessed. As per recently released information from the Health Protection Agency, it has been revealed that number of cases of the whooping cough in England and Wales have reduced.

To mention some of the statistics, it was found that there were 1,080 new cases that were reported in November in comparison to 1,631 cases, which were reported in October.

Dr Gayatri Amirthalingam from the Health Protection Agency said that they rook a sign of relief when the figures for November emerged in front of them. But, they have not taken a complete sigh of relief, as it is too early to predict the flow.

"It is very important to note that we usually see a reduction in cases of whooping cough at this time of year so this decrease is in line", said she.

While talking about the vulnerable, she was found saying that new born babies with weak immune system are at the maximum risk to get diagnosed with whooping cough. Things get even more complicated, as they are too small to be provided with any sort of vaccination. Therefore, it is vital that mothers should take all the preventive measures.


FrenchTribune Specials

OpenBiome offering $13,000 per year for donating poop

A non-profit organization, OpenBiome has said that it will offer $13,000 per year to people for donating their poop in a year.

OpenBiome has been collecting, processing and shipping loads of poop all over the country. The frozen stuff is administered to patients who suffer serious health issues due to infections that are caused by...

Most Popular

ISS gets payloads featuring a new laser, fruit flies and some worms

The astronauts at the International Space Station (ISS)...

England’s Major Hospitals refuse to Sign off Annual Budget deal with NHS

England's biggest hospitals have refused to sign off a...

Delaware to Adopt Digital Driver’s Licenses

According to a report from Wilmington's News Journal,...

Researchers test if costly drugs are more effective

A team of researchers have conducted a study to check if...

Poll

Can Greece Come out of Economic Problems: