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Old 12-06-2012, 11:51 AM   #17
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According to my quick Internet search, the earliest you can get it again is 7 years later. If you had classic pertussis this summer and fully recovered, than this cough is unlikely to be pertussis.
Having it and getting over it gives you the same immunities as a vaccine, so if you truly had whooping cough last summer, you are immune. That said, flu is going around and it has a bad cough. My sister has it right now. I'd stay home and get better, but if you had whooping cough that recently, it's not that again.
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