Pertussis

(Whooping cough) Pertussis is a highly contagious, usually in children and adolescents occurring disease caused by Bordetella pertussis. is caused. It comes initially to complaints in the sense of non-specific infection of the upper respiratory tract, followed by paroxysmal or spasmodic coughing fits, which usually end in a prolonged, high, “jubilant” Inspiration (panting). The diagnosis is made by the cultural detection of pathogens from the nasopharyngeal, PCR and serological tests….

September 3, 2018
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Understanding Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

September 23, 2016

Pertussis or a whooping cough is a very contagious respiratory tract infection. In many people, it characterized by a severe hacking cough that is replaced by a high-pitched intake of breath that makes the sound similar to a “whoop.” Before there was a vaccine created, whopping cough was deemed a childhood disease. Today whopping cough primarily affects children too young to have started a completed full course of vaccinations and…

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