MEDNAX-affiliated PICU physician, Dr. Mac Wayment at St. Rose Dominican Hospital – Siena Campus in Henderson, Nev., discusses the recent outbreak of whooping cough. The disease is highly contagious yet completely preventable. Dr. Wayment says simple prevention is key – making sure your child is up-to-date on all childhood shots. While it can be treated with antibiotics, Wayment says it is important to seek treatment immediately. In infants, whooping cough can be fatal.

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