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In Michigan, pertussis cases hint at post-pandemic comeback

Posted on AllSides June 21st, 2024
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Washtenaw County Health Department officials alerted the public and health providers earlier this month about the uptick as a way to pique awareness for doctors for whom pertussis is no longer top-of-mind, Susan Ringler-Cerniglia, health department spokesperson, told Bridge Michigan. Early detection means quick treatment with antibiotics, which could stop the spread and protect the most vulnerable to pertussis, including babies, whose immune systems are still developing, Ringler-Cerniglia said. • One little girl’s death and Michigan’s falling childhood vaccination rates • Michigan preschool vaccine rate is below U.S. average But...

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