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Whooping Cough is a serious bacterial infection of the lungs and breathing tubes that spreads easily. Whooping cough begins like a cold, but develops into severe coughing and gasping for air. Long spells of coughing may cause vomiting, and broken blood vessels in the eyes and on the skin. Also called pertussis.
Outbreak of whooping cough in South Australia

Outbreak of whooping cough in South Australia

Research may lead to alternatives to antibiotic drugs for treating bacterial diseases

Research may lead to alternatives to antibiotic drugs for treating bacterial diseases

Potential new way to control drug-resistant bacteria

Potential new way to control drug-resistant bacteria

Whooping cough at epidemic levels in New Zealand

Whooping cough at epidemic levels in New Zealand

Whooping cough at highest levels since 1997 in Western Australia

Whooping cough at highest levels since 1997 in Western Australia

Increase in cases of pertussis (whooping cough) in Indiana

Increase in cases of pertussis (whooping cough) in Indiana

No discernible link between the three-in-one vaccine and child behavioural problems

No discernible link between the three-in-one vaccine and child behavioural problems

The British government has announced plans for a new combined vaccination for babies and children

The British government has announced plans for a new combined vaccination for babies and children

Gravity model applicable to disease spread

Gravity model applicable to disease spread

Swedish Medical Center is expanding its investigation of possible exposures to the pertussis (whooping cough) bacteria

Swedish Medical Center is expanding its investigation of possible exposures to the pertussis (whooping cough) bacteria

Health-care providers can now review and update immunization records for patients online

Health-care providers can now review and update immunization records for patients online

Australian expansion of school-based Meningococcal C Vaccination program

Australian expansion of school-based Meningococcal C Vaccination program

Immunization back on agenda as whooping cough increases

Immunization back on agenda as whooping cough increases

Canada kicks off National Immunization Awareness Week

Canada kicks off National Immunization Awareness Week

Research shows no association between whooping cough vaccine and asthma

Research shows no association between whooping cough vaccine and asthma