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Bordetella Pertussis

Who is this dangerous criminal, Bordetella Pertussis?

Bordetella Pertussis is a bacteria that is very harmful to children and infant's bodies.

If you see this dangerous criminal lurking, call a "detective" immediately!

Why is he so dangerous?

This bacteria causes a very harmful and miserable disease called the "Whooping Cough." Unlike normal criminals who come and go, this criminal likes to stay for a while and make people miserable. Some signs this criminal may be picking on you are, if you begin coughing a lot, and if in between coughs you make a loud whooping sound when trying to get a breath. So keep your eyes out for this dangerous criminal and the signs he may be coming for you!

BE ON THE LOOK OUT FOR THIS DANGEROUS CRIMINAL, PLEASE!

IF ANY OF BORDETELLA PERTUSSIS' SIGNS ARE INDICATED, CALL A DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY!

More interesting facts to know about whooping cough:

Quote from Kidshealth.org's "The Woes of Whooping Cough," in 1906, French scientists Jules Bordet and Octave Gengou identified the pertussis bacterium that causes whooping cough. They were bacteriologists, which means they specialized in studying bacteria.

If you would like to learn more about whooping cough:

To learn more about bordetella pertussis ( bor-det-ell-a per-too-ses), got to Kidshealth.org!