Exposed to Whooping Cough…Now What? – Picture

Exposed to Whooping Cough…Now What?
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Whooping cough or pertussis is highly contagious and coming in close contact with an infected person or sharing breathing space with an infected person may lead to acquiring the disease. So, if you know that you have been in close contact with a person infected with whooping cough, you need to see a doctor at once to know what you should do. The doctor would evaluate you to see if you are suitable for the chemoprophylaxis or not. The chemoprophylaxis is an antibiotic treatment that is given in order to prevent whooping cough or pertussis from occurring at all.

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