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Well I have got yet another pertussis question,I have read some doctors say pertussis is dangourus under 6 months,anothers say under a year,and now I have read in 2 places that under 2 years that its the scariest...So what is it oh and I belive dr jay gordon said under 6 weeks...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: I know its treatable and a few moms have gone through it on MDC or are going through it with the lo and just fine...so whats the age group its bad in????
 

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I would not care about age so much as health and strength of the human being.<br><br>
Any disease will be scary in an unhealthy human being.
 

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Going from memory...<br>
Out of the 20ish deaths that happen a year in the US from pertussis, 80% are in babies under 6 months, and the remaining 20% are in babies under one year.<br>
So at 6 months the chances of death go down a LOT...and at one year you can really relax, and know that if/when it happens, it won't be nightmarish.
 
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