Origin of pertussis
Related formsper·tus·sal, adjective
Examples from the Web for pertussis
An infant too young to have received his first round of shots gasps for air after having been infected with pertussis.Hey Anti-Vaxxers, Watch NOVA: Vaccines--Calling the Shots|Russell Saunders|September 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If recognized and treated early enough, the effects of infection with pertussis can be somewhat mitigated.
It is the family of man—because where measles and mumps and pertussis are concerned, we are all connected.Colorado’s Anti-Anti-Vaxxer Bill Gets Watered Down|Kent Sepkowitz|April 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Pertussis, or “whooping cough,” is caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis.
In the case of pertussis, the blame for increasing incidence of new infections may not be entirely the fault of vaccine-deniers.
A new combination of well-tried remedies of especial value in pertussis and other spasmodic coughs.
A marked lymphocyte leukocytosis occurs in pertussis, and is of value in diagnosis.
Paroxysms of coughing, with or without whooping, are pathognomonic of pertussis.
A marked increase, accompanied by an increase in the total leukocyte count, is seen in pertussis and lymphatic leukemia.
As the air rushes past the glottis, which is still partially closed, a sound recalling the whoop of pertussis is heard.The Nervous Child|Hector Charles Cameron