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Whooping Cough Outbreaks

Does Your Child Have Whooping Cough?

Does Your Child Have Whooping Cough?

Whooping cough, or pertussis, is a bacterial infection with symptoms that are similar to those of a common cold. In children, bouts of coughing often end with a "whoop" sound.

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What You Should Know About Whooping Cough

What You Should Know About Whooping Cough

Whooping cough is an illness that until recent years occurred mainly in children. It is caused by the bacteria bordetella pertussis. It has an incubation period of seven to 14 days.

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Babies Die of Whooping cough: Epidemic Declared in California

Babies Die of Whooping cough: Epidemic Declared in California

Have you seen the new public service commercials about whooping cough (which is another name for pertussis)? Or, rather, have you heard them?

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What Is Whooping Cough?

What Is Whooping Cough?

Whooping cough (pertussis) is a contagious bacterial infection. It gets its name from the "whooping" sound a person makes when they breathe in after a severe coughing fit. The "whooping" sound happens as air passes through the swollen and inflamed larynx.

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