BEWARE! Whooping Cough in India outbreak – Prevention and Cure

Responding to the Rising Threat of Whooping Cough

In some countries like China, the Netherlands, and the Czech Republic, there’s been a big increase in cases of whooping cough . For example, in China, there were 32,000 cases in just two months at the start of 2024, which is way more than last year.

Reports from reliable sources, like the Times of India, say that whooping cough cases aren’t just happening in those countries. They’re also popping up in places like the United States and the United Kingdom. This shows that whooping cough is spreading globally and is a big worry.

What is Whooping Cough?

Whooping cough, also called pertussis, is a very contagious lung infection mostly caused by a bacteria called Bordetella pertussis. When someone with the infection coughs or sneezes, tiny droplets with the bacteria can spread to others, passing on the illness.

The bacteria spread when people have close contact with the infected person’s spit or mucus. When someone breathes in these bacteria, they stick to the wet lining of their lungs and throat. This causes swelling and leads to the symptoms.

Spotting Symptoms

At first, whooping cough might seem like a regular cold, with a runny nose, sneezing, and a mild fever. But as it gets worse, a special kind of cough starts, often with a “whooping” sound when breathing in after coughing a lot. Sometimes the coughing can be really bad and make someone throw up.

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How to Prevent It?

The best way to stop whooping cough is by getting vaccinated. There are vaccines like DTaP and Tdap that help, especially for babies and young kids. Also, doing things like washing hands often and covering the mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing can help stop it from spreading.

Getting Help

If someone has symptoms of whooping cough, it’s important to see a doctor right away. Doctors can give the right treatment, like antibiotics, to make the illness shorter and less severe. Resting at home until fully better is also important to stop it from spreading and help get better.

By knowing how whooping cough spreads and doing the right things to prevent it, people can help stop it from spreading and keep everyone healthy.

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