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Whooping Cough

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Treatments
This disease is highly infectious so make sure to see a doctor right away after diagnosis. For treatment an antibiotic such as erythromycin is highly recommended.
Fun Facts
Whooping Cough can last several weeks
If infants get this disease it can lead to brain damage than death
may be called the 100 day cough in other countries
30% of whooping cough infects infants worldwide under the age of 1
there are 3 stages
paroxysmal
catarrhal
convalescent
Whooping Cough
Scientific Name:
Bordetella Pertussis
Type of Disease:
Bacteria
Symptoms
There are many symptoms resulted from the whooping cough illness. Early Symptoms of bronchitis and influenza may result. There can be a chance of tissue damage by a toxin secreted by an organism. The most severe symptom is a uncontrollable cough that ends in a loud whoop when the patient inhales.
Prevention
A whooping cough vaccination (Tdap) may help prevent many people from getting the whooping cough. This vaccination is combined with diptheria and tetanus toxoids.
Spread/Attack
Whooping cough is a highly contagious respiratory disease that spreads by a cough.Whooping cough attacks a humans respiratory system, it is also very infectious.
Whooping Cough
Nicole Tsunis
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Mrs. Willingham

The earliest description of the whooping cough was by G. Baillou in 1578.Robert Watt, an English physician, who provided the first complete clinical description of the disease in 1813.
History

Works Cited
1. Alder,Richard."Whooping Cough."Magill's Medical Guide,Sixth Edition.Ed.Tracy Irons-Georges,6th ed.6 vols.Pasadena,Calif.:Salem Press,2010.Salem Health Web.18 Nov.2013.
2.,ed."Whooping Cough facts and statistics."Buzzle.com.N.p,n.d.Web.20 Nov 2013.
3.,ed."Whooping Cough."MedicineNet.N.p,n.d.Web.20 Nov 2013.
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