Published in Respiratory Therapeutics Week, September 5th, 2005
In response, NASN launched "Pertussis Tools for Schools," a campaign designed to educate school nurses, teachers, parents and teens about the signs and symptoms of pertussis.
Commonly known as whooping cough, pertussis is a highly contagious bacterial infection of the respiratory system that causes spasms of severe coughing. Reported cases of pertussis have risen nearly 20-fold since 1976. According to the U. S. Centers for...
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