Whooping Cough

Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, it is a highly contagious respiratory infection. All questions concerning symptoms, diagnosis, causes, transmission, treatments and prevention may be found here.

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What is the degree of damage of whooping cough?

It really depends on how long the whooping cough goes untreated as to how much damage it does. With modern medicine, it is usually caught quickly, but sometimes it is misdiagnosed and slips by.

When left untreated it can cause a variety of problems, the main being a deep gasping cough.

Also:

  • pneumonia
  • ear infections
  • loss of appetite
  • seizures
  • difficulty breathing
  • death

After whooping cough has been treated and the patient is no longer infected, the cough can remain for many weeks after.

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How long are you contageous with whooping cough?

A person is contageous with Whooping cough (pertussis) for anywhere from 5 - 14 days during what is called the "catarrhal" stage. This is when you have a runny nose (generally with clear mucus), mild aches, sneezing, low-grade fever (perhaps) and other symptoms that appear to be like a cold.

Whooping cough has three stages: catarrhal, paroxysmal and recovery.

Antibiotics - if given during the first stage of the disease - help to more quickly reduce the impact of infection and reduce the period when you are infectious.

Once you get to the second state (violent coughing fits), your body will deal with the infection in its own good time and antibiotics do little good.

Recovery can take up to three to six months, or more, depending upon the severity of the disease and age. Relapses of coughing are common but tend to lessen in severity over time.

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When did the whooping cough first come to be?

2009

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Where in the world does whooping cough occur?

Every where in the world you will find whooping cough.

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How long does whooping cough last?

ussually lasts 3 to 6 months sometimes longer

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Can you swim with whooping cough?

No it is not good

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Where is the whooping cough found in the body?

chest/lung area

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How do you get the whooping cough?

you get by inhaling a bacteria called bordetalla pertussis that is also why whooping cough is sometimes called PERTUSSIS :) .

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Who or what can be infected with whooping cough?

Any one can be infected with Whooping Cough/Pertussis. Babies are the most susceptible though.

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Can you die from whooping cough?

Yes, you can.

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What is whooping cough?

Whooping cough is a highly contagious bacterial infection in your respiratory system caused by a bacteria called Bordetella Pertussis. If you grew up in a developed country, you were probably vaccinated as a child.

It affects people of all ages, but is most severe in children. (It is particularly severe in children under 1 year of age.) It was first recognised after a whooping cough epidemic in Paris in 1578. It was then known as the "dog bark," the "chin" cough or "kin" cough, meaning "convulsive" cough.

The disease causes sudden attacks of an irritating cough that often end in a high-pitched whooping sound as the child takes a breath. Although immunization has reduced its severity, it is still a common infection. Regular epidemics occur every 3-4 years.

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What is the vaccine for whooping cough?

The Pertussis, or whooping cough vaccination is called the DTaP for children and the vaccination for adolescents and adults is called the the Tdap. Both protect against whooping cough, tetanus, and diphtheria.

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What is the organism causes whooping cough?

bordetella pertussis

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Is the whooping cough vaccine dangerous?

several carefully constructed research studies have disproved the idea that the pertussis vaccine is the cause of neurologic damage.

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Who made laws in the colony of New Jersey?

George Washington

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What is a telltale symptom of whooping cough?

Early symptoms mimic the common cold, but severe coughing spells and raspy breathing that makes a whooping sound is the most tell tale symptom.

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What is scientific name for Whooping Cough?

Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a highly contagious disease.

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Where is whooping cough found?

usa

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Does the whooping cough vaccine cause side effects?

No

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Does getting a whooping cough vaccine hurt?

yes,

why?

because vaccine is a injected medicine for adults that can hurt you so much

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What organ does whooping cough affect?

respiratory system

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What is the pertussis vaccine?

It is a vaccine to prevent Whooping Cough (also known as Pertussis).

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Can men take the whooping cough vaccine?

Yes ofcourse

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What is the difference between coughing and sneezing?

Both of these reflexes are controlled controlled and initiated by the Medulla Oblongata in the hind part of the brain. The coughing reflex is initiated in an attempt by the body to use air in the lungs expel the source and products of infections in the Lungs and tends to close of the nasal passage while it is taking place. The sneeze on the other hand does the same thing only in this case the idea is to clear the nasal passages of sources of infection and their product Flem etc. when a sneeze happens the airway configures in such a way as to cause as much air as possible to pass through the nasal passage and out through the nose.

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How deadly is whooping cough?

Whooping cough can be deadly, but it is not very likely.

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