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Whooping cough is back ? Health authorities sound the alarm

Face &agrav; a worrying increase in cases of whooping cough, Sant&eac; public France is sounding the alarm.

Whooping cough seems to have set in. his suitcases in Europe. As relayed by Sant&eac; public France,   Significant outbreaks have occurred. recorded in Croatia, Denmark and the United Kingdom. Among our Belgian, Spanish and German neighbors, significant increases  And the Hexagon is not spared. Since the start of 2024, France has experienced an upsurge in this particularly contagious respiratory infection, indicates in its press release.  the national health agency public.

Around twenty grouped cases, also called “clusters”, were investigated. accounted for today in no less than 8 of the 13 French regions. Only two clusters had been identified. recorded last year, and in only one region, Ile-de-France. Vigilance is required, believes Sant&eac; public France, which recalls “the importance of vaccination to protect people at risk' risk of serious forms. The health agency however, tempers his alarming tone by emphasizing that, for the moment, the French situation is in no way comparable with that of our European neighbors. ;eacute;ens. These are indeed already profitable. "several hundred cases per week since the last quarter of 2023". 

Santé public France also emphasizes that whooping cough is known to evolve in cycles of recrudescence “every 3” 5 years. The last epidemic peaks recorded date back to 1997, 2000, 2005, 2009, 2012-2013 and 2017-2018. The health context linked to &agrav; The Covid epidemic seems to have prevented the rebound expected in 2021-2022. À To date, vaccination is the only means of protection. It is highly recommended for people with disabilities. risk, à namely those suffering from chronic respiratory diseases, but also immunocompromised people, pregnant women and health professionals. and early childhood.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116