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Whooping Cough

What is whooping cough?

Whooping cough, or pertussis, is a respiratory infection that can cause coughing fits. In serious cases, the coughing can become violent and rapid. You may cough so hard that you vomit. The name of the disease comes from the whooping noise you might make when you try to breathe in after coughing.

Whooping cough is very contagious and can affect anyone. But it can be especially serious in babies who did not yet get the vaccine. About half of babies under age one who get whooping cough need care in the hospital.

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  1. Whooping Cough (National Library of Medicine)  
    What is whooping cough? Whooping cough, or pertussis, is a respiratory infection that can cause coughing fits. In serious cases, the coughing can become violent and ...
  2. Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Vaccines (National Library of Medicine)  
    Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) are serious bacterial infections. Tetanus causes painful tightening of the muscles, usually all over the body. It ...
  3. Whooping Cough Tests What are whooping cough tests? A whooping cough test usually uses fluid from your nose to help diagnose whooping cough, also known as pertussis. Whooping ...
  4. Pertussis is a highly contagious bacterial disease that causes uncontrollable, violent coughing. The coughing can make it ... Pertussis, or whooping cough, is an upper respiratory infection. It is caused by the Bordetella pertussis bacteria. ...
  5. Whooping Cough (Pertussis) (Nemours Foundation)  
    Whooping Cough/Start Here ... Whooping Cough ... Nemours Foundation ... my child has whooping cough, my child has pertussis, cough, hacking, coughing, fever, stuffy ...
  6. Vaccine (Shot) for Whooping Cough (Pertussis) (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Vaccines/Children ... Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Vaccines ... Whooping Cough/Children ... Whooping Cough ... Centers for Disease ...
  7. Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Vaccination (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Vaccines/Specifics ... Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Vaccines ... Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ... Vaccination ...
  8. Pertussis (Whooping Cough) (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    Whooping cough (pertussis) can cause serious illness in people of all ages but is most dangerous for babies.
  9. Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Outbreaks (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    Pertussis outbreaks index page
  10. ... vaccinated? DTaP vaccine can prevent diphtheria , tetanus , and pertussis . Diphtheria and pertussis spread from person to person. Tetanus enters the ...
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