Let’s keep raising awareness of pertussis
The 2020 pandemic highlighted the importance of vaccines in fighting illness, yet some vaccine-preventable diseases, like pertussis, are seeing a resurgence. A potentially fatal condition, rates of pertussis have been on the decline until recent years, with many countries seeing an increase in case counts.
Pertussis is often underdiagnosed and presents with symptoms of congestion, rhinorrhea, low-grade fever, and apnea. If you are interested in more clinical education on Pertussis, Osmosis has an excellent video that is freely available.