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About Pertussis

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Causes & Transmission

Explains how a person can develop pertussis and how the bacteria spreads...

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Signs & Symptoms

Lists typical signs and symptoms of pertussis...

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Complications

Describes possible complications of pertussis...

Proper technique for obtaining a nasopharyngeal specimen for isolation of Bordetella pertussis
Diagnosis & Treatment

Explains how this contagious bacteria is treated...

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Prevention

Explains how to prevent pertussis...

Frequently Asked Questions.
Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to commonly asked questions about pertussis...

Child with broken blood vessels in eyes and bruising on face due to pertussis coughing.
Photos

Shows photos of pertussis and people with pertussis...

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Kid-friendly Fact Sheet

Meet Pertussis, a disease villain that leaves its victims literally gasping for air. Pertussis is one of ten villains in the Immune Platoon's Disease Database...

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