DANGER still have to watch out for whooping cough by the mothers. Because whooping cough is still a special attention by the government.
The number of children under five in the UK that whooping cough is still high. According to the Health Protection Agency in the UK, recent data there are 1080 children who develop whooping cough. Thirteen newborns died from whooping cough detected exposed while in the womb.
Dr. Gayatri Amirthalingam from the Health Protection Agency said that the cases of whooping cough is a seasonal disease in infants.
“Babies are born with immune systems that are prone to make them susceptible to disease. They are also too young to be vaccinated, “said Dr.. Gayatri, as reported BBCHealth.
Vaccinations were performed on pregnant women essentially immune system must create more antibodies to attack bacteria whooping cough. This should be done for the protection of the baby at birth.
“This is important, newborns should be protected. That’s why all pregnant women should be vaccinated, “added Prof David Salisbury, Director of Immunisation at the Department of Health, UK.