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Whooping cough case confirmed in Nelson Marlborough region, community transmission possible

Whooping cough case confirmed in Nelson Marlborough region, community transmission possible

One case of whooping cough has been confirmed in the Nelson Marlborough region and health officials are warning of community transmission. Although o

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One case of whooping cough has been confirmed in the Nelson Marlborough region and health officials are warning of community transmission. Although only one case has been confirmed, it’s likely to be spreading in the community, Te Whatu Ora – Nelson Marlborough Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr Nick Baker said. Whooping cough can cause difficulty in breathing and is particularly dangerous for babies and young children. Te Whatu Ora officials have urged anyone with symptoms to stay away from newborn or unimmunised babies as much as possible. New Zealand currently has record low rates of immunisation for children under four.

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