Archive: 03/02/2018

Whooping cough: School children at risk if not immunised

Dr Stephen Bridgman, Clinical Director Public Health with the Nelson Marlborough Public Health Service, urges parents to check their children’s immunisation status as they return to school and group activities.

“We are still managing a pertussis outbreak in the region, and while the number of notified cases has decreased from its peak of around 50 a week before Christmas to 10-20 cases a week currently, it is possible that cases might increase again with the start of the school year,” Dr Bridgman says.


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