Whooping cough gets its name from its most famous symptom -- a "whoop" sound you might make when you gasp for air at the end of a coughing fit. But it doesn't happen in all adults, so it's. Whooping cough, also known as pertussis or the day cough, is a highly contagious bacterial disease. Initial symptoms are usually similar to those of the common cold with a runny nose, fever, and mild cough, but these are followed by weeks of severe coughing fits. Following a fit of coughing, a high-pitched whoop sound or gasp may occur as the person breathes in. The coughing may last for.
Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a disease that has been known to mankind for centuries. It causes violent rapid coughing and a signature "whoop" sound when someone gasps for breath. The intense coughing scatters the pertussis bacteria into the air, spreading the disease to . US Pharm. ;40(7) ABSTRACT: Rates of pertussis (whooping cough) in adolescents and adults have been steadily increasing in the United States. Owing to the atypical presentation of symptoms in this population, proper prevention and treatment are particularly important to reduce the risk of transmission to young children and infants.
Whooping cough (pertussis) is a respiratory infection that is very contagious. It causes repeated and prolonged coughing fits. Whooping cough usually affects children, but can affect adults. An adult whooping crane is white with a red crown and a long, dark, pointed bill. However, immature whooping cranes are cinnamon brown. While in flight, their long necks are kept straight and their long dark legs trail behind. Adult whooping cranes' black wing tips are visible during flight.