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an infectious disease of the respiratory mucous membrane, caused by Bordetella pertussis, characterized by a series of short, convulsive coughs followed by a deep inspiration accompanied by a whooping sound.

Phoenix Miller

on 4 October 2011

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Transcript of Pertussis

Pertussis is an infectious disease of the respiratory characterizd by short whooping sounds
All so known as the Whooping Cough
How is the bacteria transmitted? By the coughing and sneezing.
How dose this bacteria affect the cells, tissues, and organs once it enters the body? It creates mucus and makes it extremely hard to breath so much it makes it seem like you are drowning. it paralizes the respitorysystem.
How dose the body protect itself from this bacterium naturally?

Whooping cough is made by bacteria.
When an infected person coughs or sneezes, tiny germ-laden droplets are sprayed
into the air and tucking into the lungs of anybody who is to be nearby.
How do antibiotics or vaccine work against this bacterium?
Before vaccines were invented the only way to create immunity in the human
body was to suffer a bout of the disease in question.when a person endured,
providing you survived, your immune system could fight off any future infections
before they took hold. Blood cells in the bloodstream, responsible for fighting off the
disease, keep memory of the disease. If the disease comes back, the immune system sends
a quick attack before the disease could take hold of the human body.
Hey did you know that Bordetella is also found in dogs. People call it kennel cough.
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Pertussis is also thought of as a cold.
You can prevent Pertussis by washing your hands, coughing in your elbow, and not touching your face.
It is very contagious.
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