health. Detecting a case of whooping cough

health.  Detecting a case of whooping cough

According to the latest health monitoring bulletin issued today, Friday, a case of whooping cough was reported. This is a fifteen-year-old whose vaccinations are not up to date.

The Health Surveillance Bulletin is prepared every week by the Health Surveillance and Surveillance Office (BVSO).

During week 24, from June 10 to 16, 2024, one case of pertussis was reported. This is a 15-year-old girl who is not yet vaccinated, and she did not get a booster shot when she was 6 and 11 years old. BVSO determines that members of the entourage who had contact with her have been identified. They recommended preventive measures, i.e. antibiotics and booster vaccines.

BVSO recommends vigilance and requests the reporting of any suspected cases, given the epidemiological situation of whooping cough in Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

Whooping cough is also on the rise in France. Already in April, our colleagues from France Info revealed that A Fifteen groups were enrolled Since the beginning of the year. Another more recent article released at the beginning of June reveals A Explosion of whooping cough cases in mainland France. “It was unheard of 40 years ago,” says Sylvain Press, a researcher at the Pasteur Institute.

I know that Whooping cough is a respiratory infectionwhich is mainly caused by bacteria Bordetella pertussis. This disease is highly contagious because, according to the Pasteur Institute, A An infected person transmits the disease to fifteen other people on average.

The symptom that should alert you is a persistent cough for more than seven days without fever. DrIn most cases, attacks are accompanied by difficulty recovering from breathing, and sometimes vomiting occurs after attacks. If in doubt, do not hesitate to consult your doctor. Confirmation is done by PCR within the first three weeks of cough.

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See the health surveillance bulletin issued on Friday, June 21, below.

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