Warts are very common and appear as small rough lumps or growths on the skin. They are usually harmless and in most cases eventually go away on their own. Common treatments for warts include applying a paint or gel, or freezing with liquid nitrogen or a cold spray.
Whooping cough is an infectious disease that causes coughing, choking and difficulty breathing. The bacteria are easily spread by coughing and sneezing. Complications can be serious, including pneumonia and seizures. Immunisation with the pertussis vaccine is the best way to protect yourself or your child against whooping cough. It also reduces the number of people in the community who can pass on the bacteria.