Pertussis, or “whooping cough,” is caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis.
You have a better chance of being killed by malaria or whooping cough.
whooping cough is deadly, on the rise, and preventable with a vaccine.
A whooping cough epidemic did little to turn the tide of the movement from 2011-12, according to a new study.
He sang this during the worst of the teething period, and, later, when the junior partner wrestled with the whooping cough.
In the time of whooping cough, the sunniest way of managing the child is the best.
Its spasmodic character in some of the older epidemics led to the confounding of epidemic catarrhal fever with whooping cough.
Treat the whooping cough with the same care as you would any other cough.
Of the diseases of childhood he had whooping cough, measles and scarlet fever, from which he apparently made good recoveries.
Now Mrs. Crane won't have to have whooping cough and all the other things.
whooping cough whoop·ing cough (hōō'pĭng, hwōō'-, wōō'-, hup'ĭng)
A highly contagious disease of the respiratory system, usually affecting children, that is caused by Bordetella pertussis and is marked in its advanced stage by spasms of coughing interspersed with deep, noisy inspirations. Also called pertussis.
An infectious disease caused by the bacterium Bordatella pertussis, seen most commonly in children and characterized by coughing spasms often ending in loud gasps. Vaccinations usually given during infancy confer immunity to the disease. Also called pertussis.
An acute and infectious disease occurring mainly in children and characterized by violent coughing. Caused by a kind of bacteria, whooping cough has largely been eradicated in the United States through a program of vaccination, which is begun when infants are just three months old.