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Lampitt & Vainieri Huttle Bill to Protect Newborns from Highly Contagious & Sometimes Fatal Whooping Cough Advances in Senate(TRENTON) - Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Assemblywomen Pamela Lampitt and Valerie Vainieri Huttle to help protect newborns from the sometimes fatal disease pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough was released on Thursday by the Assembly Human Services Committee.
Pertussis is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis and often causes uncontrollable, violent coughing, making it hard to breathe. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), pertussis most commonly affects infants and young children and can be fatal, especially in babies less than 1 year of age.
"By inoculating mothers and all other adult family members who may come into contact with infants, we can help reduce pertussis cases in infants less than three months old by up to 70 percent," said Lampitt (D-Camden/Burlington). "It's important that we inform parents of this option because this simple practice can help save lives."
Benson, Chivukula, Lampitt & Eustace Bill to Enable Comprehensive Care to Sick Children & Their Families Clears Senate Panel
Bill Would Allow for Pediatric Respite Care Facilities in New JerseyLegislation Assembly Democrats Daniel R. Benson, Upendra Chivukula, Pamela R. Lampitt and Tim Eustace sponsored to enable facilities that provide comprehensive services to children with limited life expectancy or complex illnesses and give support to their families was approved Thursday by the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee.
"It's a sad and tragic reality, but many families in New Jersey who have children with limited life expectancies or complex illnesses can become overwhelmed," said Benson (D-Mercer/Middlesex). "New Jersey lacks adequate support services to give respite for families responsible 24 hours per day for very sick children. We can change that for the benefit of the children and families alike..."