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WHOOPING COUGH

Description

It is a highly contagious respiratory tract infection that affects the lungs. Whooping Cough can be caused by the bacteria Bordetella Pertussis. It is the size of 0.8 µm by 0.4 µm, and is extremely dangerous, especially to young children and the old.

How it attacks

The culprit spreads and attacks from direct contact among people, mainly fluids of the mouth such as coughing, sneezing, kissing, or sharing drinks.

Common Victims

Whooping cough can attack any age group, but it tends to go for the weak and helpless who's immune systems aren't fully developed or wearing away. It is the harshest to the newborn infants that can't have a full course vaccination.

Its Hideout

It's found in the mouth, nose, and throat of the infected victim.

Injuries To Victims

Runny noses, sneezing, violent coughing, low grade fever, nasal congestion, and red watery eyes are all symptoms of whooping cough. It commonly effects the lungs of the infected which makes it hard to breath in between the coughing

Armed and Dangerous

It is armed and dangerous and has a 50 degree or 50% rate of damage.

Number of Victims

Deaths from whooping cough are rare, but they commonly happen to defenseless infants. 16 infant deaths have occurred from this culprit. It kills an estimated 300,000 children annually.

Additional information: History of Whooping Cough

The first outbreak of whooping cough was in the 16th century, but it wasn't full recognized until 1906. The culprit hit the United States hard in the 1920's to the 1930's when 250,000 cases occurred and 9,000 people died. They quickly created a vaccine in the 1940s. Whooping cough than slowly diminished by 99%, but somehow it came back in the 1980's and is thriving nationwide.