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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 up to adolescents in hopes of decreasing the number of cases even more. The public may assume that pertussis is no big whoop, but it actually originates from a miniscule bacterium that develops into a fatal condition which is why the vaccine plays a…

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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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    Essay On Pertussis

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    Pertussis also known as Whooping cough, is a contagious respiratory disease caused by a bacteria called Bordetella pertussis (Mayo Clinic Staff, 2015).Outbreaks of pertussis were first documented in the 16th century, and the disease was first isolated in 1906. The tall tell sign of having this disease is by severe hacking and intake of breath, sounding like a “whoop”. Once becoming infected with whooping cough, it can take up to ten full days for it to become active. Not all symptoms become…

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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

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    Josie Caskey Health Behavior & Health Promotion Phillips 6 Sept 2016 Topic Brief: Pertussis For my health topic I choose the infectious disease, pertussis. Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a very contagious disease caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis. Infection occurs from breathing in the bacteria carried on droplets of others coughs and sneezes. The bacteria then attaches itself to the lining of the airways in the respiratory system which allows the release of toxins that…

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    are very important and parents need to vaccinate their children. The number one reason that vaccines are important is because they save lives and protect against the spread of the disease. In 1974, Japan had a very successful pertussis vaccination program, with nearly eighty percent of Japanese children vaccinated(Center for Disease Control and Prevention). That year 393 cases of pertussis were reported in the entire country, and there were no deaths from pertussis(Center for Disease…

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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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    Pertussis Vaccin

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    Also known as a whooping cough, Pertussis is a respiratory disease that is also contagious and is caused due to Bordetella pertussis, the bacterium. This disease is characterized by a prolonged paroxysmal cough and is also accompanied with by rispiratory whoop. The severity of the disease varies with the history and age of the previous vaccination or exposure. The symptoms also vary in infants and the adults. Before the vaccination era, the whooping cough was a common childhood disease that was…

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    Pertussis Essay

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    Pertussis, better known as whooping cough, is a transmittable disease that occurs in the upper respiratory system and causes an unmanageable “whooping” cough which makes breathing hard to do. Pertussis is caused by a bacteria known as Bordtella pertussis, which liberates poisons and causes airways to expand. This bacterial disease is very contagious and lasts from six to ten weeks; antibiotics may reduce this time. Pertussis can cause violent and rapid coughing until the air is gone from the…

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    Pertussis Pathophysiology

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    Pertussis Pathophysiology Pertussis is an extremely contagious respiratory infection that is usually referred to as “whooping cough”. This is a respiratory disease that is caused by the organism Bordetella pertussis this is a gram- negative bacteria that is transmitted only from human to human. Pertussis is transmitted through droplets up to 3 weeks after the cough has started if untreated. After it is inhaled the organism attaches itself to the ciliated respiratory epithelial cells that are in…

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