Why whooping cough is so dangerous for our kids

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Wed 17 May 2017

9 mins

As a parent, particularly of a baby, there’s nothing quite like whooping cough to send a shiver down your spine. Dr Elysia Thornton-Benko from Bondi Road Doctors explains why it’s dangerous for babies, how we can identify it, and the best way to protect our children.

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