|The health records indicated that these children had not yet received the pertussis vaccination. — Photo dantri
HA NOI (VNS) — Several children in Ha Noi have been diagnosed with pertussis, even as the peak season of the disease approaches.
At least eight children are being treated for pertussis at the National Hospital of Pediatrics, while Bach Mai Hospital reported that a number of children are suspected to have the disease.
The health records indicated that these children had not yet received the pertussis vaccination.
Pertussis is a highly infectious respiratory infection that causes an estimated 195,000 child deaths per year, according to the World Health Organisation. — VNS