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    Mayo Clinic Minute: What About Whooping Cough?

adults holding a crying baby on their laps

Whooping cough (pertussis) is a highly contagious respiratory tract infection marked by a cough so severe it chokes away the ability to breath. It's especially important for mothers-to-be and parents of young children to be aware of the cough and understand how to prevent it. 

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Jeff Olsen speaks with pediatrician Dr. Bob Jacobson about the cough and the vaccine used fight it.

Watch the Mayo Clinic Minute

Journalists: Broadcast quality video is available in the downloads. (TRT 1:08) Download the script.

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