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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)  
    ... this? Submit Button CDC Features Protect Babies from Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Language: English Español (Spanish) Share Compartir Babies ... to CDC's recommended schedule [316KB] . Pregnant Women Need Whooping Cough Vaccine If you are pregnant, talk with your ...
  4. Woes of Whooping Cough (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... Page The Pink Locker Society 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 ...
  5. FastStats: Whooping Cough or 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: 18,719 (2011) Source: Health, United States, ...
  6. ... JavaScript. Persistent Cough in Kids Can Often Be Whooping Cough In British study, 1 in 5 cases of ... 25, 2014 Related MedlinePlus Pages Children's Health Immunization Whooping Cough WEDNESDAY, June 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One-fifth ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. Whooping Cough Photos (Immunization Action Coalition)  
    Whooping Cough Photos Photographs accompanied by text that reads "Courtesy of . . . " may be used for displays, brochures, posters, ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
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