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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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7 hours ago Pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, is a respiratory infection that is very contagious. It usually results in prolonged and repeated bouts (paroxysms) of coughing in children and adults. These coughing episodes can continue for weeks or even months after the onset of the illness. Prolonged coughing causes air to be expelled from the lungs.

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3 hours ago The causes of these fluctuations in the epidemiology of pertussis are still a topic of controversy, though the findings of Rohani and Drake suggest that evolution of the B. pertussis bacterium, loss of immunity and persistent transmission among adults, availability of better diagnostics (PCR), and demographic drivers are more probable

Author: Paul E. Kilgore, Abdulbaset M. Salim, Marcus J. Zervos, Heinz Josef Schmitt, Heinz Josef Schmitt
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1 hours ago 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. Learn About Pertussis. Pertussis is a highly contagious disease. The classic sign of pertussis is a "whooping" sound made after an episode of violent coughing

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8 hours ago Pertussis, known commonly as “whooping cough,” is a very contagious respiratory illness that typically affects children more severely than adults. Although it often begins like a mild cold, it can progress to cause uncontrollable, severe, prolonged coughing spells that make it …

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7 hours ago Whooping cough caused thousands of deaths in the 1930s and 1940s. With the advent of a vaccine, the death rate has declined dramatically. Pertussis vaccines are very effective. However, if pertussis is circulating in the community, there is a possibility that even a fully vaccinated person could catch the disease. Babies who are too young to

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Just Now Symptoms of pertussis start 7 to 10 days after being exposed and vary by age. They usually begin as cold-like symptoms including a runny nose, tearing eyes, fatigue and fever. It is not until the disease progresses that it can differentiate itself from other respiratory illnesses. Many babies with pertussis may not cough at all.

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3 hours ago Pertussis is a worldwide public health threat. Bordetella pertussis produces multiple virulence factors that have been studied individually, and many have recently been found to have additional biological activities. Nevertheless, how they interact to cause the disease pertussis remains unknown. New animal models, particularly the infection of

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2 hours ago Pertussis or whooping cough is an uncontrollable, violent cough that often causes cough fits. This makes it difficult for the patient to breathe and requires them to take deep breaths resulting in a “whooping” sound. It is an infection of the respiratory tract that is contagious and can affect people of all ages.

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Just Now Pertussis (Whooping Cough) is a priority for NIAID. It most commonly affects infants and young children and can be fatal. Pertussis (Whooping Cough) is a priority for NIAID. NIAID supports research on how B. pertussis causes illness, particularly the role of various proteins and toxins produced by the bacteria and how the body responds to

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8 hours ago What causes Pertussis? Pertussis is caused by being infected by the B. pertussis bacterium. What are risk factors for Pertussis? Pertussis is highly contagious. Living in the same house with an infected person and not being immunized are two major risk factors. There are two pertussis vaccines: the diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular

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2 hours ago What is pertussis (whooping cough)? Pertussis is a very contagious disease characterized by severe coughing and caused by the bacteria Bordetella pertussis. Among vaccine-preventable diseases, pertussis is one of the most commonly occurring in the United States. The disease can be very serious in children less than one year of age when it can cause […]

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4 hours ago Whooping cough (pertussis) is a contagious illness. It causes intense fits (paroxysms) of coughing. It mainly affects babies and young children. Whooping cough used to be called the "100-day cough" because it can last for weeks to months. The illness often starts like the common cold, with a runny nose, sneezing, and a mild cough or fever.

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4 hours ago The incidence of pertussis in the United States decreased with universal childhood immunization, but it has rebounded steadily in recent years, from a low of 1,010 reported cases in 1976 to a peak

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2 hours ago The early symptoms of whooping cough include: Runny nose. Mild cough. Low fever. Apnea (a pause in breathing) in babies. Whooping cough can last for up to 10 weeks or more. Later symptoms can include: Long-lasting coughing fits followed by a high-pitched “whoop”. Throwing up during or after coughing fits.

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9 hours ago Pertussis is a highly contagious acute respiratory disease caused by the bacteria Bordetella pertussis. This disease has 3 stages: catarrhal, paroxysmal, and convalescent. The symptoms of the catarrhal stage are mild and may go unnoticed. The paroxysmal stage of Pertussis is characterized by episodes of coughing with a distinctive “whooping

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3 hours ago In 2018, there were more than 151 000 cases of pertussis globally. Pertussis spreads easily from person to person mainly through droplets produced by coughing or sneezing. The disease is most dangerous in infants, and is a significant cause of disease and death in this age group. The first symptoms generally appear 7 to 10 days after infection.

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