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Whooping cough is also known as pertussis. It is a highly contagious infection of the respiratory tract (lungs and throat) caused by a bacteria called Bordetella Pertussis. Infection with whooping cough can cause a mild cough to severe disease.
Complete My CancerIQ ™ and get your personalized action plan. My Cancer IQ is an assessment tool for Ontarians by Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) that will build an understanding of your risks. Gaining this understanding and maintaining or improving your health by following through on the plan can lead to a healthier lifestyle.
The Health Unit strongly recommends getting immunized according to the Publicly Funded Immunization Schedule for Ontario.
Radon is produced when uranium found in soil, rock or water decays. Radon is found across Canada because it occurs naturally in soil.