Whooping Cough By Dalton richardson

The disease Whooping Cough is a bacterial disease.

The early symptoms usually are runny nose, low-grade fever, mild and occasional coughs, and in babies it can cause apnea (a pause in breathing)

In the later stages it can include many rapid coughs which are then followed by a "whoop" sound, and as well vomiting and exhaustion caused by the coughs.

The disease mainly affects the respiratory system. It is usually not lethal and is acute.

For whooping cough, it is treated with antibiotics and is very important to begin teatment early on. If began later during illness, it is unlikely to help. The best way to prevent whooping cough is to get a vaccine. (DTaP)
In the US there were an estimated 48,277 cases of Whooping Cough in 2012. Worldwide, there are around 16 million cases as well yearly.

Works Cited

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 27 June 2016. Web. 12 Mar. 2017.


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