Whooping cough epidemic in SA throws up shockingly low vaccination rates

19 March 2019 - 06:12
By Katharine Child
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There is an outbreak of highly infectious whooping cough in SA, despite it being a vaccine-preventable disease.

A vaccine expert says poor vaccine coverage is among the causes of the outbreak of pertussis, which poses the biggest deadly threat to babies.

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