Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, August 14th, 2005
According to recent research from the United States, "Pertussis in adolescents and adults is common, endemic, and epidemic worldwide, and its incidence is reportedly increasing. Although a number of individuals suffer only a mild cough, many others have symptoms typical of pertussis, causing prolonged cough illness, frequent use of health care resources, missed work and a variety of complications. Symptoms experienced by adolescents and adults include sleep disturbance, weight loss, pharyngeal discomfort, influenza-like symptoms, sneezing attacks, hoarseness, sinus pain, headaches and...
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