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Also known as: whooping cough
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If you or someone you know is exhibiting symptoms of Pertussis, seek medical attention immediately.

Just Now Symptoms of pertussis develop 7-10 days after infection.

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7 hours ago Prolonged coughing causes air to be expelled from the lungs. When the person gasps for air after a coughing fit, a loud, high-pitched “whooping” noise might accompany the inhalation of air. That is the reason pertussis is called whooping cough. However, someone may still have whooping cough without making a whooping noise.

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Just Now Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease. It is caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis. Pertussis is known for uncontrollable, violent coughing which often makes it hard to breathe. After cough fits, someone with pertussis often needs to take deep breaths, which result in a “whooping” sound.

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1 hours ago Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is an extremely contagious bacterial infection. It can cause serious respiratory illness in people of all ages but is most dangerous for babies.

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6 hours ago Photos of Pertussis. Shows photos of pertussis and people with pertussis Page last reviewed: November 18, 2019. Content source: National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Division of Bacterial Diseases.

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5 hours ago Before the pertussis vaccine was developed, pertussis was a major cause of infant morbidity and mortality.[1][2][3] Pertussis is a serious illness with very high morbidity and mortality. Pertussis, literally meaning “a violent cough,” and also known as whooping cough, or “the cough of 100 days,” was first described in the Paris epidemic of 1578.

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5 hours ago Pertussis can cause violent and rapid coughing, over and over, until the air is gone from your lungs. When there is no more air in the lungs, you are forced to inhale with a loud “whooping” sound. This extreme coughing can cause you to throw up and be very tired.

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7 hours ago Whooping cough, or pertussis, is very contagious and mainly affects infants and young children. Whooping cough is caused by a bacterium called Bordetella pertussis. The illness is characterized by coughing spells that end with a characteristic "whoop" as air is inhaled. Whooping cough caused thousands of deaths in the 1930s and 1940s.

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Just Now These intense coughing spells will often result in loss of bladder control, vomiting and cause exhaustion, light-headedness and headaches. The lips and areas around the lips may even turn blue immediately after a coughing spell. The cough may be brought on by yawning, stretching, laughing, yelling or exercise.

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1 hours ago Pertussis is primarily a toxin-mediated disease. The bacteria. Attach to the cilia of the respiratory epithelial cells; Produce toxins that paralyze the cilia; Cause inflammation of the respiratory tract, which interferes with the clearing of pulmonary secretions; Until recently, scientists thought that B. pertussis did not invade the tissues. However, recent studies suggest that the bacteria …

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2 hours ago Pertussis symptoms usually develop within 5 to 10 days after exposure, but sometimes not for as long as 3 weeks. Pertussis has an insidious onset with catarrhal symptoms that are indistinguishable from those of minor respiratory tract infections. The cough, which is initially intermittent, can become paroxysmal.

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8 hours ago Pertussis is caused by a type of bacteria called Bordetella pertussis. This bacterium attaches to the cilia (tiny, hair-like extensions) that line the nose and throat, where it can cause swelling and damage to the airways.

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3 hours ago Whooping cough, also called pertussis, is a serious respiratory infection caused by a type of bacteria called Bordetella pertussis. The infection causes violent, uncontrollable coughing that can

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2 hours ago What Are the Causes of Pertussis? Pertussis is an infection caused by a bacteria called Bordetella pertussis. It is transmitted from an infected person to others through the droplets from coughing or sneezing. It can also be transmitted when an uninfected person comes in contact with the surfaces touched by or the belongings of an infected person.

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7 hours ago Infants and Children. Pertussis can cause serious and potentially life-threatening complications in infants and young children, especially those who have not received all the recommended vaccines. Pertussis can also be more severe for infants younger than 2 months of age whose mothers did not get Tdap while pregnant.

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6 hours ago Causes. Pertussis is caused by breathing in a bacteria carried on droplets from other’s coughs and sneezes. Once inhaled into the lungs, the bacteria grows and produces a toxin that keeps your lungs from moving fluids and germs out. Thick mucus accumulates inside the airways and results in an uncontrollable cough.

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4 hours ago A type of bacteria called Bordetella pertussis causes whooping cough. If a person with whooping cough sneezes, laughs, or coughs, small droplets that contain this bacteria may fly …

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