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Whooping Caugh


marlee topkis

on 28 April 2010

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Transcript of Whooping Caugh

Whooping Cough Basic *Usually happens in toddlers
*loud cough
*cant breath well
*makes a whooping caugh

It effects the the respiratory system caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis

The first symptoms of whooping cough
are similar to a common cold
*runny nose
*mild cough
*low fever
Before a vaccine was available, pertussis killed 5,000 to 10,000 people in the United States each year. Now, the pertussis vaccine has reduced the annual number of deaths to less than 30. Prevention:
*pertussis vaccine
* They are usually given in five doses before a child's sixth birthday

* recommended that people ages
11-64 get a booster shot of the
new combination
vaccine (called Tdap)
*this is so you do not pass it on your child Can whooping cough be serious for adults?
Coughing fits lasting up to 3 months or more
Rib fractures
Exhaustion due to disturbed sleep The whooping cough bacteria are spread from person to person. More than half of the babies
under the age of 1 with whooping cough
must be hospitalized.

from 1940-1945
there was over one million reported cases of whooping cough a vaccine was introduced in the late 1940's by 1976 the number
of cases reported for
the year decreased to
1,010. since then
cases have increased
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