Whooping cough is a highly contagious respiratory tract infection.
Whooping cough is caused by infectious bacteria that spread when a infected person sneezes or coughs.
Signs & Symptoms
- Runny Nose
- Nasal Congestion
- Coughs that end in a high pitch "whoop"
- Coughs that provoke vomiting
- Patients are isolated to stop the spread
- Antibiotics kill the bacteria
- Vaccinations help prevent Whooping Cough
The Pertussis vaccine consists of a series of vaccines that help prevent Whooping Cough.