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    Case of whooping cough detected on flight from Iqaluit to Rankin Inlet

    Radio-Canada
    Published yesterday at 12:34 p.m. CST

    The Government of Nunavut advises that a case of whooping cough was detected on a flight between Iqaluit and Rankin Inlet on March 9.

    Health officials are asking all passengers on Flight 4199 to monitor their symptoms, particularly those seated in rows one through four.

    Symptoms of whooping cough, a bacteriological infection, include a persistent cough lasting more than a week, difficulty breathing, or a fever of more than 39 degrees Celsius, which lasts for several days. Whooping cough can cause violent coughing fits that can last for a period of two to eight weeks , specifies Health Canada. (New window). These coughing fits can be accompanied by wheezing.

    In some cases, symptoms are less severe and may resemble those of a cold, with a runny nose and red eyes. Some babies may not develop a cough.

    Nunavummiut who think they have these symptoms are encouraged to contact the health center quickly.

    Authorities point out that it is possible to get a whooping cough vaccine and suggest washing your hands regularly, coughing into your elbow or into a tissue and not sharing food or drinks with anyone.

    La coqueluche peut causer violentes quintes de toux pouvant s'étendre sur une période de deux à huit semaines.


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