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Pertussis, also known as the whooping cough, is a highly contagious disease caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis. It derived its name from the "whoop" sound made from the inspiration of air after a cough. A similar,...
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... of any age can get pertussis, however, young infants are at ... Pertussis can be transmitted by direct contact or ... symptoms of pertussis occur in ...
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Pertussis most often affects persons. without any pertussis vaccination, those ... Pertussis is primarily spread through the air by close contact or by direct ...
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Pertussis vaccine info for parents, public, and healthcare professionals ... Vaccines Home > Vaccines & Preventable Diseases > Pertussis Vaccination ...
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Pertussis (whooping cough) is very contagious and can cause serious illness for ... Also, pertussis vaccines are very effective but not 100% effective. ...
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How does pertussis spread? ... Pertussis is spread through the air by infectious droplets from respiratory ... incubation period of pertussis is commonly seven ...
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Whooping cough (pertussis) is a highly contagious bacterial infection of the ... Pertussis & Whooping Cough -- Is Your Child Protected? Quiz: How to Help Your ...
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... Fact Sheet, pertussis ... "Pertussis" is also available in Portable Document Format ... over 25,000 cases of pertussis cases were reported in the United ...
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Pertussis, more commonly known as whooping cough, is caused by a bacterium (germ) ... Despite the effectiveness of vaccination, pertussis continues to occur in the ...
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Pertussis, or whooping cough, which once ravaged children around the world, is ... For the next 1 to 2 weeks, pertussis is not unlike a cold. ...
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Read an article about an illness that most parents believe is a disease of the past but is common in adults and older children.
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