This is in an infographic about the 22-week vaccination or maternal whooping cough vaccination. 

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  • Whooping cough

    Whooping cough is a very contagious disease, caused by the Bortedella pertussis bacteria. The bacteria produce a toxin that triggers coughing fits. The cough can last for months. This is why the disease is sometimes called the ‘100-day cough’. Children and pregnant people in the Netherlands can be vaccinated against whooping cough. The number of children who die from whooping cough is much lower as a result.