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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)  
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  2. Protect Babies from Whooping Cough (Pertussis) (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
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  3. Whooping Cough (Pertussis) - Fact Sheet for Parents (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... Home Vaccines & Preventable Diseases Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Vaccination Whooping Cough and the Vaccine (Shot) to Prevent It Doctors ... children and adults is called Tdap. What is whooping cough? Whooping cough—or pertussis—is a very serious ...
  4. Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Outbreaks: Questions and Answers (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... Brotes - Preguntas y respuestas Q: How common is whooping cough? A: Even with the success of whooping cough ... in many states. Q: Why is there more whooping cough in some years than others? A: Reported cases ...
  5. Woes of Whooping Cough (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... the Body Works Main Page The Woes of Whooping Cough KidsHealth > Kids > Health Problems > Heart & Lungs > The Woes ... the hospital if they get it. How Is Whooping Cough Spread? Pertussis bacteria can live in the saliva ...
  6. Preteen Whooping Cough Vaccine Loses Strength Over Time, CDC Finds Results help explain recent surge in cases To use the ... 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A booster shot of the whooping cough vaccine that is given to preteens loses a ...
  7. Whooping Cough and the Pertussis Vaccine (Children's Hospital Boston)  
    Whooping Cough and the Pertussis Vaccine Posted under Health Guides . Updated 13 March 2014. +Related Content Several years ... became clear that too many teens were getting “whooping cough”, also known as pertussis. You got vaccines for ...
  8. FastStats: Whooping Cough or Pertussis (National Center for Health Statistics)  
    ... this? Submit What's this? Submit Button NCHS Home Whooping Cough or Pertussis Recommend on Facebook Tweet Share Compartir ... for the U.S. Morbidity Reported number of new whooping cough cases: 48,277 (2012) Source: Health, United States, ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. ... videos/news/Teenagers_Whooping_050415.html Teenagers and Whooping Cough HealthDay News Video - May 4, 2015 To use ... page, please enable JavaScript. Play video: Teenagers and Whooping Cough For closed captioning, click the CC button on ...
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