Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a highly contagious disease that is one of the leading causes of vaccine-preventable deaths. There are 30–50 million cases per year, and about 300,000 deaths per year. Virtually all deaths occur in children under one year of age. Ninety percent of all cases occur in developing countries. It is caused by certain species of the bacterium Bordetella—usually B. pertussis, but some cases are caused by B. parapertussis.
Pertussis as related to Cough, Whooping
- Pertussis | Whooping Cough | Signs and Symptoms | CDC
Pertussis (whooping cough) can cause serious illness in babies, children, teens, and adults. Symptoms of pertussis usually develop within 5 to 10 days after being ...
- whooping cough - WebMD
WebMD explains whooping cough (also known as pertussis), a bacterial infection that causes a cough and cold-like symptoms. Vaccines may help prevent it.
- Whooping cough - Mayo Clinic
Whooping cough (pertussis) is a highly contagious respiratory tract infection. In many people, it's marked by a severe hacking cough followed by a high-pitched intake ...
- Pertussis (Whooping Cough) | Vaccines.gov
Pertussis (whooping cough) causes severe coughing spells, and is most serious for babies. Infants and those around them should get vaccinated.
- Whooping Cough (Pertussis)-Topic Overview - WebMD
Whooping cough (pertussis) is a disease that causes very severe coughing that may last for months. During bursts of violent coughing, you may make a noise that sounds ...
- Pertussis - Wikipedia
Whooping cough — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, treatment of this vaccine-preventable lung infection.
- Pertussis or Whooping Cough Fact Sheet - health.ny.gov
Pertussis is also called whooping cough. It is a serious lung infection caused by bacteria. It is also very contagious and causes coughing fits. Whooping cough is ...
- Pertussis (Whooping Cough) - King County, Washington
Pertussis, also known as "whooping cough," is a toxin-mediated disease caused by the bacteria Bordetella pertussis. It is spread primarily by respiratory droplets ...