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Whooping cough is an infectious bacterial disease that causes uncontrollable coughing. The name comes from the noise you make when you take a breath after you cough. You may have choking spells or may cough so hard that you vomit.

Anyone can get whooping cough, but it is more common in infants and children. It's especially dangerous for infants. The coughing spells can be so bad that it is hard for infants to eat, drink, or breathe.

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  1. Whooping Cough (National Library of Medicine)  
    Whooping cough is an infectious bacterial disease that causes uncontrollable coughing. The name comes from the noise you ... so hard that you vomit. Anyone can get whooping cough, but it is more common in infants and ...
  2. Whooping Cough (Pertussis) - Fact Sheet for Parents (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... Home Vaccines & Preventable Diseases Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Vaccination Whooping Cough (Pertussis) - Fact Sheet for Parents Diseases and the ... than 1 in a million children. What is whooping cough? Whooping cough—or pertussis—is a very serious ...
  3. Protect Babies from Whooping Cough (Pertussis) (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... Favorites Delicious Digg Google Bookmarks Protect Babies from Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Babies need protection from whooping cough because ... according to CDC's recommended schedule . Pregnant Women Need Whooping Cough Vaccine If you are pregnant, talk with your ...
  4. Woes of Whooping Cough (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... the hospital if they get it. How Is Whooping Cough Spread? Pertussis bacteria can live in the saliva ...
  5. ... JavaScript. Hospital Policy Spurs New Moms to Get Whooping Cough Shot With standing order for vaccine, coverage went ... 6, 2014 Related MedlinePlus Pages Immunization Postpartum Care Whooping Cough THURSDAY, March 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New mothers ...
  6. Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Frequently Asked Questions (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... protect for a lifetime? If I've had whooping cough, do I still need a pertussis booster? A: ... diagnosis and prescribe antibiotics if needed. The name "whooping cough" comes from the sound people make gasping for ...
  7. Whooping Cough also Known as Pertussis (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) (American Academy of Family Physicians) (American Academy of Pediatrics) - PDF  
    ... about 1 or 2 out of 100 dies. Whooping Cough Today W hile most vaccine-preventable diseases are ... and 15 infants younger than 3 months died. Whooping Cough Vaccine for Baby W hooping cough vaccine is ...
  8. FastStats: Whooping Cough/Pertussis (National Center for Health Statistics)  
    ... Data Related Links Accessibility NCHS Home FastStats Home Whooping Cough or Pertussis (Data are for the U.S.) Morbidity Reported number of new whooping cough cases: 27,550 (2010) Source: Health, United States, ...
  9. Preventing Pertussis (Whooping Cough) (American College of Nurse-Midwives) - PDF  
    ... American College of Nurse-Midwives 357 Preventing Pertussis (Whooping Cough) J o u r n a l o ...
  10. One Family's Struggles with Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Video (Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases)  
    Immunizations Pertussis (Whooping Cough) One family's struggles with pertussis We provide this video in a variety of formats and lengths for use ...
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