Navigation Links
Pertusis scare at a maternity hospital

A female staff member at a Sydney maternity hospital was diagnosed with deadly whooping cough. As a result, around 50 families may have to be given antibiotics// as a precautionary measure.

This woman was working at the women and babies facility of Royal Prince Alfred in Camperdown. The Sydney South West Area Health Service had confirmed the diagnosis, last night.

'When diagnosed the staff member ceased all contact with patients and families immediately,' the department said in a statement.

'Clinicians from the hospital have commenced contacting up to 50 families whose babies were cared for or came into contact with the staff member as a precaution, so each can be treated with antibiotics if necessary.'

According to NSW health, the staff member would undergo more tests to give a positive diagnosis. Possibly affected babies will be examined at a clinic, which will be set up in the hospital tomorrow. According to the health service, the worker was fully vaccinated against the contagious disease and had got a booster shot recently.

The bacterium, Bordetella pertusis, is the causative agent of whooping cough or pertusis. It infects the lung, throat and nose. The severe form of the disease is seen in babies and very young children. It can result in pneumonia, brain damage or even death.

Prevention of this disease is possible in adults by vaccination.
Chest cough sounding like a crowing noise or a whoop is the main symptom.

Last Friday, a teenager, Jehan Nassif, died of meningococcal disease in Sydney. The victim’s boyfriend, George khouzame was told that she didn't need medication. Her death created a public outcry.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Pasta sauces recalled in cancer scare
2. A birds eye view of the Bird Flu scare
3. Avian flu scare in Malawi too!!
4. Bird flu scare in Australia
5. Chicken Fest in Chandigarh To ward off bird flu scare
6. After Bird flu its anthrax that scares the wits out of people
7. Huge financial losses due to Bird flu scare!
8. Bird flu scare pops its head once again in India
9. Ire of Irish Moms pained over maternity services in Ireland.
10. Greater volume hospitals better for stroke
11. Spurt in hospital admissions following football shoot-outs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... Quality metrics are proliferating in ... ways they remain in the eye of the beholder, according to experts who offered ... The American Journal of Managed Care. For the full issue, click here . ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... Orion, Clarkston, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 26, ... ... with respect to fertility once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These women ... intercourse but they also require a comprehensive approach that can help for preservation ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... First Choice ... States, named Dr. Sesan Ogunleye, as the Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm ... Medical Director of our new Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... A recent article published June 14 on ... article goes on to state that individuals are now more comfortable seeking to undergo ... such as calf and cheek reduction. The Los Angeles area medical group, Beverly Hills ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, ... Elite. The attorneys chosen by their peers for this recognition are considered among the ... Traurig Shareholders received special honors as members of this year’s Legal Elite Hall of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016 According to ... Type (Standard Pen Needles, Safety Pen Needles), Needle Length ... Growth Hormone), Mode of Purchase (Retail, Non-Retail) - Trends ... report studies the market for the forecast period of ... USD 2.81 Billion by 2021 from USD 1.65 Billion ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016  Arkis BioSciences, a leading ... and more durable cerebrospinal fluid treatments, today announced ... Series-A funding is led by Innova Memphis, followed ... other private investors.  Arkis, new financing will accelerate ... the market release of its in-licensed Endexo® technology. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Any dentist who has ... of the current process. Many of them do not even ... technical difficulties and high laboratory costs involved. And those who ... it at such a high cost that the majority of ... Dr. Parsa Zadeh , founder of Dental Evolutions ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: