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Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

Pertussis (whooping cough), is a highly contagious respiratory tract infection caused by the bacterium¬†Bordetella pertussis. Whooping cough is known for uncontrollable, violent coughing which often makes it hard to breathe. After fits of many coughs, the patient often needs to take deep breathes which result in a “whooping” sound.¬† Pertussis most commonly affects infants and […]