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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Protecting newborns from pertussis

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am four months pregnant and live in an area where there has been a pertussis outbreak. What’s the best way to keep my newborn baby safe until he or she can get the vaccine? ANSWER: The best way to prevent your baby from getting pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is […]
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