Whooping Cough in New Brunswick
Whooping cough begins with cold-like symptoms and a mild cough. It worsens during several weeks to include serious coughing spells that often end with a "whoop." Whooping cough is easily transmitted from person to person, mainly through droplets from the nose, mouth and throat of an infected person. The best way to protect against whooping cough is through immunization which is part of the New Brunswick Routine Immunization Schedule. The schedule includes immunization of children, adolescents and adults
Individuals who think they or their family members might have whooping cough are encouraged to contact their health-care provider.