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Ask the Doctor: Whooping Cough

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There have been 60 reported cases of pertussis in Nevada since June of this year. That number is on the rise from year's past.

Dr. Andrew Pasternak is our guest in tonight's Ask the Doctor segment. He's with Silver Sage Center for Family Medicine.

If you have any questions for him, call 858-2222 between 5pm - 6pm tonight. For future questions, call 775 853 9394 or go to http://silversagecenter.com/

(Nevada has seen a rise in the number of cases of pertussis (also known as whooping cough) over the last couple of years.  The health department recommends children get the TDaP vaccine that combines the vaccines for pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus. Signs of pertussis include runny nose, mild coughing and sneezing.  Pertussis is spread through the air by an infected person sneezing or coughing.  Treatment needs to be started before severe coughing begins. For more information contact the Washoe County Health District at 328-2447.)
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