Whooping Cough Research Paper

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Whooping Cough known as pertussis. It is an infection in the respiratory system that’s caused by the bacterium Bordetella (Kids Health, 1995-2015). In 1906, Octave Gengou and Jules Bordet discovered the bacteria Bordetella pertussis, and found a vaccine to stop the disease before it actually occurred. The first outbreak took place in the 16th century. Before they were able to discover such vaccine to cure whooping cough, well over 250,000 cases of whooping cough per year in the U.S., with 9,000 reported deaths (Medicine Net, 1996-2015). Whooping cough is a bacterial in the upper respiratory infection that leads to violent coughing. The word whoop is originated from the inflammation and swelling of the voice box structures that vibrates when there is a rapid inflow of air during inspiration. This disease is highly infectious ( (Medicine Net, 1996-2015). Pertussis is detected in the back of the neck. It involves a swab that goes to…show more content…
They are said to receive a mild dose then the ones who haven’t taken it. There are almost 20% of children that are fully vaccine that still contract whooping cough. In the U.S. nearly 10,000 cases of pertussis was confirmed from the CDC starting January 1 to June 16, 2014 (Noah, 2006). Basically whooping cough starts off as an airborne cough and sneeze that’s ingested by the next person (Aronson & Shope, 2013). In conclusion, Whooping cough is a disease that strikes infants strongly. It should be necessary that all parents take precaution when coughing and sneezing, but most importantly take the Tdap shot to prevent any occurs of whooping cough. . Whooping cough is an infection in the respiratory system that is caused by the bacterium Bordetella. Let’s stop the spread of this disease and the death of many infants every year, every month, every minute, and every second by taking the necessary steps to protect these precious
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