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Sunday, November 27, 2022

San Diego has highest rate of whooping cough in California

San Diego. – San Diego Sharp Medical Center reports that cases of whooping cough are on the rise in San Diego County, primarily affecting patients 3 years of age and younger.

According to Sharp, this year in 2022, San Diego has the highest number of cases of infection with this disease in the entire state of California. To be precise, according to Sharp, in 2022, there are 183 cases reported in the entire state of California.

Of those infections, 61 have been recorded in San Diego.

San Diego’s population is larger than that of Los Angeles, even though it is much larger. Los Angeles has 50 confirmed cases.

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What is whooping cough?

According to family medicine specialist Julian Alfaro, “Whooping cough is a bacterial infection that affects the respiratory system. It affects both children and adults.

Alfaro says this type of cough, if left untreated, can lead to respiratory complications, but it’s important not to confuse it with the common cough.

How can we differentiate regular cough from whooping cough? Well, regular basically it may take a few days, maybe a couple of weeks, but whooping cough is a rapid process that takes place in two phases. The infectious phase which can take two weeks is a typical flu with cough, fever up to 100 degrees, then it goes into the next phase, which is phase two, where people have a very severe attack and this can last up to 10 Week.

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The only way we can determine if we have this type of cough is through a medical sample.

For their part, acute hospitals have indicated that their doctors see a significant number of children three years of age or younger who are coming in with influenza as well as whooping cough, so they recommend that Let’s continue to take care of ourselves, and use a mouth cover for a little extra protection

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