Whooping Cough By Luke Fredericks

What is Whooping Cough?

Whooping Cough (Bordetella Pertussis) is a lung disease that makes the person who has it have very intense coughing sprees. It is also very contagious

Causes

Since Whooping Cough is very contagious disease, a person might get it from another person.

Signs/Symptoms

The most common symptoms are mild coughing, sneezing, runny nose, low fever (below 102 F), at early stages a person can have diarrhea, can make a coughing spell for about 1 minute, can turn your face red or purple.

Treatment

If a person has Whooping Cough, they should get an antibiotic for it. They should not use cough suppressants, they don't work. If it is stopping a person from getting drinking enough liquids, call a doctor

Prevention

Get a vaccine for it and don't be around people who have it, if you are; take precaution

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