A doctor friend of mine is still recovering from a cases of Whooping Cough.
She coughed for so long and so violently that she broke ribs. It has taken weeks for her recovery.
I had for a while though of Whooping Cough as one of those maladies one might read of in a Jane Austen novel, but… no… it seems that it is still around.
What astonished me was the explanation from the afflicted doctor how severely infectious Whooping Cough is. Moreover, people are contagious with it before the symptoms manifest. Nasty.
Since I travel a lot this raised my alarm bells.
These days people often get boosters for Whooping Cough, Pertussis, together with their Tetanus booster.
I am heading out this morning for mine.