A bacterial respiratory infection characterized by paroxysmal coughing ending in a prolonged crowing intake of breath.
Bordetella Pertussis and Whooping Cough
Lecture topics by Kenneth Todar of the University of Wisconsin Department of Bacteriology. With introduction, pathogenesis, colonization, the toxins, regulation of virulence factors, and vaccine.
Dr. Reddy's Pediatric Office on the Web
Cause, treatment, and information on thimerosal and whooping cough vaccines.
MedicineNet: Whooping Cough (Pertussis)
Doctor written consumer health information, includes causes, stages, symptoms, and treatments.
Easy to understand information for patients on whooping cough including symptoms, causes, diagnosis, prevention and treatment.
MedlinePlus: Whooping Cough
Directory of articles, news, and factsheets.
NHS Choices: Whooping Cough
Factsheet including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and complications.
Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
Provides general information, signs and symptoms, and treatments. Includes a guide as to when to call a doctor.
Pertussis Fact Sheet
Symptoms, potential complications, how it is spread, who gets it, treatment, and prevention. By the Seattle and King County.
Sanger Centre : Bordetella Pertussis
Project performed in collaboration with Duncan Maskell and Andrew Preston of the Centre for Veterinary Science, Dept. of Clinical Veterinary medicine, The University of Cambridge. Currently involved in sequencing the 3.88 Mb genome of Bordetella pertussis, the causative agent of whooping cough.
Articles on whooping cough or varicella: therapies and vaccination.
Whooping Cough Diagnosis and Information
Information for lay and professional people. Emphasis on how to diagnose it without lab tests. Download a sound file of typical whooping cough. Email the author for more information.
Whooping Cough News - Topix
Latest news stories on the disease.
First Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Approved For Infants
Article about the Food and Drug Administration's announcement on licensing the first acellular pertussis vaccine for use in infants and children two months of age and older for the primary series of immunizations. [Kidsource.com] (July 31, 1996)
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