Whooping Cough Ian Van Eeuwen

Whooping cough is a highly contagious respiratory tract infection.

Causes

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

Treatment

  1. Patients are isolated to stop the spread
  2. Antibiotics kill the bacteria
  3. Vaccinations help prevent Whooping Cough

Prevention

The Pertussis vaccine consists of a series of vaccines that help prevent Whooping Cough.

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