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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. Protect Babies from Whooping Cough (Pertussis) (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... Past Emails CDC Features Help Protect Babies from Whooping Cough Language: English Español (Spanish) Recommend on Facebook Tweet ... a few even die from the disease. Understanding Whooping Cough Vaccines: DTaP and Tdap There are two vaccines ...
  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. 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 ...
  7. 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: 18,719 (2011) Source: Health, United States, ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. Whooping Cough also Known as Pertussis (American Academy of Family Physicians) (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) (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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