I still remember the power of the heat; the air was thick and slapped you in the face as soon as you stepped outside. The rain may have cooled you briefly but brought with it a fresh surge of humidity leaving the air even heavier than before. It was my fourth year of medical school, and as I walked to the hospital wards, I could never in my life imagine what I was about to see.
21 years ago, my baby daughter died from Whooping Cough (Pertussis). Amie was only 19 days old.

Families across the United States are sending their young children back to school. School preparations are not limited to buying school supplies. Parents should make sure their children are up-to-date with vaccinations.