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Can You Get Whooping Cough More Than Once?

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While generally it is thought that acquiring whooping cough, like some diseases, in early childhood usually in infancy gives a lifetime immunity - recent studies tend to show otherwise.In adults, it can recur but in milder form and without the typical "whooping sound" in infants. It is a highly communicable disease that affects the respiratory system, but highly preventable (up to 80% with DTaP vaccines and booster shots given at appropriate intervals. It is best to see (and report one suspected to have the disease) a doctor immediately if you suspect you have the disease.

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Yes, though having whooping cough can give the body natural immunity, this is often temporary and therefore an adult or child can have it again. But when a person recieves complete vaccines with shots, the immune system acquires complete resistance against the condition. Here is a link for further reading: http://www.ask.com/wiki/Pertussis

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