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Pertussis (whopping cough) A PPT By Dr. Harivansh Chopra

pertussis Pertussis is a highly contagious bacterial disease that causes uncontrollable, violent coughing. The coughing can make it hard to breathe.  A deep “whooping” sound is often heard when the patient tries to take a breath.   Pertussis, or whooping cough, is an upper respiratory infection caused by the Bordetella pertussis or Bordetella parapertussisbacteria. It is a serious disease that can cause permanent disability in […] Continue reading →