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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 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 ...
  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. 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)  
    ... 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 ...
  6. ... please enable JavaScript. California Infants Hit Hard by Whooping Cough Epidemic: Report Health care providers urged to recommend ... 2014 Related MedlinePlus Pages Immunization Infections and Pregnancy Whooping Cough THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new ...
  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. ... sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. Whooping Cough Vaccine Seems Safe in Pregnancy, Study Finds Shot ... 2014 Related MedlinePlus Pages Immunization Infections and Pregnancy Whooping Cough TUESDAY, Nov. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Getting a ...
  9. ... sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. Whooping Cough Vaccine Rates During Pregnancy Fall Short: CDC Infants ... 2014 Related MedlinePlus Pages Immunization Infections and Pregnancy Whooping Cough THURSDAY, Sept. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- To protect ...
  10. FastStats: Whooping Cough or Pertussis (National Center for Health Statistics)  
    ... this? Submit What's this? Submit Button NCHS Home Whooping Cough or Pertussis Share Compartir Data are for the U.S. Morbidity Reported number of new whooping cough cases: 18,719 (2011) Source: Health, United States, ...
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