Posts Tagged ‘vaccines’

We can silence the sounds of Pertussis

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 by by BrookeLeiberman
This post in in honor of my close friend’s cousin Francesca Marie McNally, who died from Pertussis, a preventable illness, at 2 months old and was buried this week .
Fanny McNally February 24, 2012- May 17, 2012

Francesca died of Whooping Cough or Pertussis, an illness that is preventable though a vaccine.  Pertussis is a contagious respiratory infection caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis.

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