Pertussis, often called whooping cough, is caused by a bacterial infection. It’s a highly contagious illness that spreads easily from person to person through airborne germs from the nose and Author: Lindsey Konkel.
Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease. It is caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis. Pertussis is known for uncontrollable, violent coughing which often makes it hard to breathe. After cough fits, someone with pertussis often needs to take deep.
Your title “No Big Whoop: offends me. I had whooping cough and I had a severe case as an adult. Unless you have had it I don’t think you understand how scarey it is.I called the Haelth Dept and asked if I might have whooping cough and they scoffed at me and said no one gets it anymore (that was in 1989) I called my doctor and he said I just had a cold.I would have severe attacks at night.
Whooping cough, also known as pertussis or 100-day cough, is a highly contagious bacterial disease. Initially, symptoms are usually similar to those of the common cold with a runny nose, fever, and mild cough. This is followed by weeks of severe coughing fits. Following a fit of coughing, a high-pitched whoop sound or gasp may occur as the person breathes in. The coughing may last for 10 or Causes: Bordetella pertussis (spread through the air).