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    Bordetella Pertussis Essay

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    100 Days of Horror with Bordetella Pertussis by Isabella Theamaree Fortun Bordetella pertussis is a fimbriated Gram-negative, pleomorphic, aerobic coccobacillus. It also has a surface associated microcapsule however the role of this is unknown. Bordetella species, in general, grow best at 35° to 37° C. 1 Their growth is fastidious, and this degree of fastidiousness is inversely proportional to its rate of growth.1 Among all Bordetella species, Bordetella pertussis is the most fastidious and slowest growing; this slow growth is caused by the growth inhibition caused by fatty acids, metal ions, sulfides, and peroxides.1 Furthermore, this bacteria affect humans only and it has no known animal reservoir.1 It is an extremely infectious organism that is transmitted via respiratory droplets from an infected person.3 From here, it can infect directly to a susceptible host, or indirectly via fomites.3 Its transmission is greatest during the early stage of illness.3 Bordetella pertussis is a strict pathogen of the…

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    Bordetella Pertussis Just like the flu, pertussis is one of the many communicable disease that has recently broke out, causing numerous amounts of deaths and infections of the American people. “ Annually, more than 50 million cases of pertussis, including 600,000 deaths are reported worldwide”(Center for Biotechnology, Anna University). Pertussis is very contagious, the bacterial disease is also known as “whooping cough”. Whooping Cough is a upper respiratory infection…

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    Pertussis Case Studies

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    Pertussis (whooping cough) was endemic in Wisconsin for a significant long time, especially in the more populated southeastern region. Evidently, pertussis spoke to around 170 cases each year in the state and caused nearly nothing, separated groups in different regions. Before 2004, M and W zones (coterminously arranged inside the southeastern area) touched base at the midpoint of 34 and 15 pertussis cases for consistently, independently. In spite of the way that M and W areas were not affected,…

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    Whooping Cough Essay

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    Bordetella pertussis, also known as whooping cough is a bacterial infection of the upper respiratory system. Symptoms range from that of a common cold too short periods of apnea and in extreme cases death. Pertussis is a highly contagious disease that can affect anyone but is more common in children and in infants. Although this disease is preventable and treatable it is currently and continually on the rise. The whooping cough is caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis. B.…

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    Essay On Pertussis Disease

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    Infectious Disease: Pertussis Bria Walker University of Missouri-Kansas City Pertussis is an upper respiratory tract infectious disease, which is severely contagious. Also known as the whooping cough. Bordetella Pertussis is the known bacteria that causes the infection. This bacteria irritates the airway causing it to swell. The swelling of the airway presents in an uncontrollable cough and difficult breathing. Each deep breath that is taken, it is said that you can hear a whooping sound;…

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    Annually, about 195,000 deaths result from the estimated 16 million cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, worldwide. In the United States the numbers are significantly smaller due to the availability and development of the pertussis vaccine with an annual 10,000 to 40,000 reported cases and up to 20 deaths (Pertussis in Other Countries). Although a vaccine exists, there are still many cases of whooping cough and far more that go unreported. Precautions are being pushed onto infants all the way…

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    I Want To Become A Nurse

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    When it was time for me to get my TDAP (tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis) vaccine I was beyond nervous. I did everything I could to get out of it, but eventually my mom was able to drag me to the doctor’s office. I began to get highly anxious for what was to come as I was sitting on the not so comfortable bed in the immunization room. Time went by painfully slow as I waited for the nurse to come in with her tray of needles. Finally we heard a knock on the door and in came a short lady…

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    Injecting these infants with a liquid cooked up in a lab by a greedy, self-centered scientist who has no real idea of what his or her so called “vaccine” does to a human body, is an ignorant decision. Nearly 100% of these children are required to receive these vaccines by state law in order to attend a public school. According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the very department that sets these requirements, the vaccines that each and every student must be administered are: DT, a…

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    Pertussis Pertussis is also known as the whooping cough has infected and killed many infants and young children under the age of one, it has also killed people older than one but that is very uncommon for people over the age of one to get the disease. In these paragraphs i will explain the background and description, the symptoms, influences on body, and cures and treatments for the disease. Pertussis, (whooping cough) mainly affects infants and young children under the age of one. Infants…

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    the dog is seriously going through such problems? What is Kennel Cough? In dogs, a kennel cough is a condition when develops causes them to have a consistent and forceful cough. Most of the times it may sound as if your dog is choking, indeed a hacking sound will be much more persistent. The sound of the cough can also be in its own distinct way or may sound more like the honking goose, but rather than an actual cough. Hence, whatever it sounds like, anyhow, there’s no doubt that will be…

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