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Whooping Cough
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Whooping Cough
Pertussis is a highly contagious bacterial disease that causes uncontrollable, violent coughing. The coughing can make it hard to breathe. A deep "whooping" sound is often heard when the patient tries to take a breath.
Whooping cough is a serious respiratory infection that can be deadly for infants and young children, but adolescents and adults can get it...
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