WANTED: Whooping Cough


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Whooping Cough

A highly contagious bacterial disease that causes violent coughing. The coughing can make it hard to breathe. A deep whooping sound is heard when you breathe.

How it spreads

it spreads through direct contact with an infected persons respiratory secretions. And it is passed either through the air or by a contaminated surface.

Most common victims

Baby's, kids up to the age 7 or 8, and very elderly.

Where its found

it is found all over the world.

What it does to you

The symptoms are: runny nose, sneezing, mild cough, low-grade fever
After about 1 to 2 weeks, the dry, irritating cough evolves into coughing spells. During a coughing spell, which can last for more than a minute, the child may turn red or purple. At the end of a spell, the child may make a characteristic whooping sound when breathing in or may vomit. Between spells, the child usually feels well.

Is it considered armed and dangerouse?

Yes because there has been 50, million people that have died from it.

Most effective weopons

vacines and antibiotics

5 facts

1. Once your vacinated it doesnt mean your fully protected from it.

2. There were more then 100,000 cases reported in England.

3. The diagnosis is usually made from the symptoms and the history of the contact with a person suffering from Whooping Cough.

4. There are other complicates with whooping cough; bronchitis, pneumonia, and ear infections.

5. Infants and small children with other conditions such as asthma require constant monitoring.