How do I get help for my child?

Call the doctor if you think your child has whooping cough. To make a diagnosis, the doctor will take a medical history, do a thorough physical exam, and take nose and throat mucus samples that will be examined and cultured for B. pertussis bacteria. Blood tests and a chest X-ray may also be done.

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1. What is pertussis?
2. Who is most at risk for pertussis?
3. What are the symptoms of pertussis?
4. How do I protect my baby from pertussis?
5. Why is TdaP for new mothers important?
6. How do I get help for my child?