Whooping cough hubWhooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a contagious disease caused by Bordetella pertussis. The bacteria is found in the mouth, nose and throat of an infected person. It is spread by direct contact with discharges from the nose and throat of infected individuals. Whooping cough begins as a mild upper respiratory infection. Initially, symptoms resemble a common cold, including sneezing, runny nose, low grade fever and mild cough. Within two weeks the disease enters it second stage. The cough becomes more severe and is characterized by episodes of rapid coughs followed by a crowing or high pitched whoop in children. Other symptoms include excessive mucus production and vomiting. Occasionally, edema, hemorrhages and vascular plugs develop in the brain, leading to neurological damage. It is during this second stage that most diagnosis occurs. This stage lasts for four to six weeks.
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Whooping Cough - by Kenneth Todar, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Pertussis by MEDLINEplus Medical Encyclopedia - updated by Elizabeth Hait, M.D., Department of Pediatrics, Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH.
Whooping Cough by the University of Michigan Mott Hospital
New Pertussis Vaccine Offers Prevention Alternative - by Rebecca D. Williams.
Whooping Cough, Bordetella pertussis - mechanisms of transmission and the infection process, virulence attributes of Bordetella pertussis, strategies for prevention and treatment of whooping cough.
Bordetella pertussis, Whooping Cough - by Dr. Glenn Songer, Veterinary Science and Microbiology,
The University of Arizona.
Pertussis (Whooping Cough) by KidsHealth - from Nemours Foundation.
Whooping Cough Returns - by HealthState, the magazine of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
Whooping Cough by Dr. Joseph F. Smith Medical Library - from CHC Wausau Hospital's Medical Library.
Facts about pertussis, or whooping cough - from K-State's Lafene Health Center staff.
Whooping Cough (Pertussis) - from Calgary Health Region Education Services.
Whooping Cough from AAEM Emergency Medical and Family Health Guide - by Mary J Choi, MD, Staff Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan.
Whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine - by Research Defence Society.
Pertussis (Whooping Cough) - by Department of Radiology, University of South Carolina School of Medicine.
Whooping Cough (Pertussis) by Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Whooping cough by the Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition - from Columbia University Press.
Acellular vaccines prevent pertussis as effectively as whole-cell vaccines with fewer adverse events - by Jim Buttery, MBBS, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, England, United Kingdom.
Whooping cough (pertussis) by RUSH
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) in the Treatment of Whooping Cough - from the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg by M. J. Ormerod, M.B. and Byron M. Unkauf, M.D., B.Sc.
Bordetella pertussis - by Dr Tadayo Hashimoto M.D. Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Loyola University Health System.
Pertussis (Whooping Cough) - from the Every Child By Two.
Whooping cough including an update on thimerosal-contaning vaccines - by Vinay N. Reddy, M.D.
Whooping Cough by Anna Mickell RCpN
Whooping Cough by the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Pertussis - from Grant County Health District.
Whooping Cough: Symptoms and Treatment - by Michael Woo-Ming, MD, MPH.
The Cough Of A Thousand Nights - from Auckland Public Health.
Whooping Cough from DiscoverySchool - by Michael G. Levitzky, Ph.D., Professor of Physiology, Louisiana State University Medical Center.
Whooping Cough (Pertussis) - by the Medical Center of Central Georgia.
Pertussis (Whooping Cough) by American Medical Association - from Medem, Medical Library.
Pertussis: no reason to whoop it up - from Boston University Bridge.
Acellular Whooping Cough Vaccine: Is it safe and effective? - Dr. Viera Scheibner, Research Scientist, GVAL Advisory Board Chairwoman.
Treatment of Pertussis (Whooping Cough) with X-Rays
Whooping Cough: The Disease And The Vaccine - by Dr Jayne L M Donegan.
S/LPCH Vaccine Program - clinical trials conducted by the Stanford-LPCH Vaccine Program.
Pertussis (Whooping Cough) - by Childhood Immunization Support Program.
Resistance to Whooping Cough Vaccine Growing - by Dr. Joseph M. Mercola.
Whooping Cough (pertussis) - by the Baby Registry, UK.
Whooping Cough by Scott & White
Whooping cough (pertussis) - by Dr. R McConnell.
Relative Risks Of Whooping Cough & The Pertussis Vaccine - from the University of New South Wales.
Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Fact Sheet - from Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene - Epidemiology & Disease Control Program.
Whooping Cough (Pertussis) - by Dr. Ian Jones and Dr. Claire Bramley, SCIEH.
Directories - Hubs
Whooping Cough by DMOZ
Whooping Cough by MEDLINEplus
Whooping Cough by Google Directory
Bordetella pertussis - by Dr. T. M. Wassenaar, Virtual Museum of Bacteria.
Whooping Cough by YAHOO
Pertussis Clinical Resources - by College of Community Health Sciences University of Alabama.
Whooping Cough & Pertussis - from Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, University of Iowa.
Whooping Cough by Ability
Whooping Cough by Patient UK
Whooping Cough (Pertussis) - by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.
Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Information - by Central District Health Department.
Facts About Whooping Cough - by Dr. John Pillinger, GP.
Pertussis - by Brandeis University.
Whooping Cough by the North of Tyne Communicable Disease Control Unit, Public Health Laboratory
Newcastle General Hospital, UK
Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Specimen Collection - by Marguerite Lovgren.
Whooping Cough by the Children's Hospital at Westmead
Whooping cough by Dorset Health Authority
Whooping Cough by National Center for Health Statistics, Division of Data Services
Whooping Cough Isn't Just for Children Any More - by Ian M. Smith, M.D., Emeritus Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Pertussis (Whooping cough) - by American Lung Association of Maine.
Whooping Cough (Pertussis) - by Public Health Laboratory Service, UK.
Pertussis (Whooping Cough) - by National Network for Health.
Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
Acellular vaccines for preventing whooping cough in children - by Tinnion ON, Hanlon M.
Images - Slides
Bordetella and Haemophilus (Whooping Cough & Bacterial Meningitis) - slides by Dennis Ohman.
Whooping Cough (pertussis) Bordetella pertussis p636 - a slide by Rosana Schafer.
PDF, DOC Files
Whooping Cough (Pertussis) - by by Dr. Allan Bruckheim.
Attachment A Pertussis (Whooping Cough) / Parapertussis Fact Sheet
Information About Pertussis (Whooping Cough) - by Manitoba Health.
Bordetella pertussis/parapertussis (Whooping cough), Nasopharyngeal Culture - by University of Nevada, Reno.
News archives - News releases - Annual Reports
NICHD Funded Study Shows New Whooping Cough Vaccine Safe and Effective
Kearney sees small outbreak of whooping cough - by Tom Safranek, M.D.
Whooping Cough Outbreak Is Reminder to Immunize - by Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
Whooping cough cases confirmed - by Greta Bradlee, The Amherst Student Online.
Whooping Cough Kills Indigenous Children in Guatemala - by Celina Zubieta.
Whooping cough stages comeback - by The Associated Press.
UHL Inundated With Specimens During Eastern Iowa Whooping Cough Outbreak
New jab against whooping cough - by BBC News.
Whooping cough called 'outbreak' at high school - by Kristi Palma, Eagle-Tribune Writer.
Whooping Cough In Cherry Creek Schools, Larimer County - officials report vaccine shortage for several illnesses.
Whooping cough outbreak prompts UI action - by Deb Wiley.
Whooping Cough Identified in Murfreesboro School - by Dr. David Bourne, ADH NW Regional Medical Leader Arkansas Department of Health.
Whooping Cough Explosion - by Jenifer Joseph, ABCNEWS.
Whooping cough is making a comeback in the United States - by Carol Orlock.
Whooping cough and pneumonia continue to spread - by Lynda Moore, Healthbeat Reporter.
UT Southwestern pediatrician emphasizes importance of vaccinations as whooping cough cases rise - from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.
The Newest Whooping Cough Vaccine Works - Fewer Side Effects and Less Hospital Admissions - by Alison Palkhivala, WebMD Medical News.
Anthrax vs. Whooping Cough - by UCA Health Services.
Few new cases of whooping cough reported in recent days - by Susan Drumheller.
Booster whooping cough jabs for children - by Sarah Boseley, The Guardian.
Whooping cough outbreak continuing - by Danny Kingsley – ABC Science Online.
Middle School Student Diagnosed with Whooping Cough - by the St. Charles County Department of Community Health and the Environment, Division of Public Health.
Whooping Cough Outbreak Rapidly Confirmed by New DNA Test - by Hygienic Laboratory, The University of Iowa.
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