Whooping Cough By: Sarah Fournier

What is Whooping Cough? Whooping cough is a highly contagious respiratory disease. When you have it you are known to have uncomfortable, violent coughing and Shortness of breath.

What Are The Main Causes Of Whopping Cough? Whooping cough is a very contagious respiratory diseases caused by Bordetella Pertusiss. This bacteria attached to the cilia that line part of the upper respiratory system. The bacteria releases toxins which damage the cilia and cause airways to swell

What Are Major Signs And Symptoms Of Whopping Cough? They say that this disease starts out with cold like symptoms like a mild cough or fever a low grade fever, and a runny nose. Theses early symptoms can last for up to 1 or 2 weeks. After 1 or 2 weeks the disease starts spreading throughout the body. You will start Paroxysms ( many rapid coughs followed by a high pitched whhop) You will start vometing during or after a sirse of coughs. And you woll be exsausted

What Is The Best Treatment When You Have Whooping Cough? Whooping cough is normally treated by antibiotics, but early treatment is super important. Treatment may make your infection less serious if it is started early, before coughing fits begin. Treatment can also help prevent spreading the disease to close contacts

How Can You Prevent Whopping Cough? One way to prevent Whooping cough is to get vaccines. In the United States, the recommended pertussis vaccine for babies and children is called DTaP. This is a combination vaccine that helps protect against three diseases: diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis.

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