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Specialists Urge Australia To Order Nationwide Whooping Cough Shots

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Australian specialists in infectious diseases are urging the government to order a nationwide vaccination campaign against a highly contagious and potentially fatal form of whooping cough. They said an outbreak of the disease has reached epidemic proportions in parts of Australia, reaching a record 14,000 cases reported so far this year. One health service official said the disease has moved into areas of Australia that had not been affected much in the past, such as regional areas beyond the suburbs. (Click here for more



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