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Warning for Passengers: Watch for Whooping Cough Symptoms after Flight

Warning for Passengers: Watch for Whooping Cough Symptoms after Flight

People who recently flew from Perth to Auckland have been told to watch for symptoms of whooping cough after two passengers on the flight were confir

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People who recently flew from Perth to Auckland have been told to watch for symptoms of whooping cough after two passengers on the flight were confirmed to have the disease. The passengers were on flight OD195 and arrived in Auckland on Monday, August 28. While the risk is considered low for most passengers, those who were seated in rows 8 to 12 are at a higher risk. They should be alert for symptoms, especially if they are pregnant, have a baby under 12 months old, are immunocompromised, or live or work closely with these groups. Whooping cough is dangerous for babies, young children, and pregnant individuals. It’s important for those who were on the flight to contact their doctor if they experience symptoms like a runny nose, fever, or cough. The best protection against whooping cough is getting vaccinated.

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