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Tucson Infant Survives Severe Whooping Cough

Tiny Bryanna beats the odds, but her harrowing case illustrates whooping cough's grave danger for infants

Tiny Bryanna beats the odds, but her harrowing case illustrates whooping cough's grave danger for infants

Richard Lopez holds his sleeping 7-week-old niece, Bryanna Robles, at the Diamond Children's medical center at the UA. The mood in Bryanna's room was celebratory, with the news that she would be discharged after weeks in ICU with whooping cough, which almost killed her.

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Tiny Bryanna beats the odds, but her harrowing case illustrates whooping cough's grave danger for infants

Tiny Bryanna beats the odds, but her harrowing case illustrates whooping cough's grave danger for infants

Infant Bryanna Robles is pictured during her hospital stay at the University of Arizona Medical Center, where she nearly died from whooping cough. Her treatment worked, and she is scheduled to go home Monday.

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Tiny Bryanna beats the odds, but her harrowing case illustrates whooping cough's grave danger for infants

Tiny Bryanna beats the odds, but her harrowing case illustrates whooping cough's grave danger for infants

Tiny Bryanna Robles was in respiratory failure from whooping cough and her parents were agonizing over a controversial, high-risk and last-ditch intervention.

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