Facts about Whooping Cough for Adults – National Foundation for Infectious Diseases - adult cases of whooping cough

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More Evidence Explains Why Whooping Cough Cases Are Increasing adult cases of whooping cough


has been on the rise in the US since an all-time low of just over 1,

48, cases were reported to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The whooping cough vaccine for adults (and adolescents) is called Tdap.

Whooping cough, or pertussis, is very contagious and mainly affects infants and young children. Whooping cough is caused by a bacterium called Bordetella.