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)  
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  5. 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. ...
  6. Vaccine (Shot) for Whooping Cough (Pertussis) (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
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  8. Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Vaccination (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    Pertussis (whooping cough) is a respiratory disease caused by Bordetella pertussis bacteria. There are two kinds of vaccines used today ...
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