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  • Essay On Pertussis Disease

    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; hence the name “whooping cough”. Pertussis only affects humans and can be found in people of all ages. Those less than a year old are severely affected by the infection. Signs and symptoms of the infection are: runny nose, fever, vomiting and the two hallmark sings; uncontrollable cough and apnea. Symptoms can develop within 5-10 days of exposure and last up to about 3 or more weeks…

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  • Essay On Pertussis

    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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  • I Want To Become A Nurse

    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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  • Argumentative Essay On The Benefits Of Vaccinating Children

    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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  • Pertussis Pathophysiology

    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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  • Whooping Cough Essay

    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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  • Bordetella Pertussis Essay

    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…

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  • Bordetella Pertussis Research Paper

    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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  • Common Cold Case Study

    Adolescents and adults also should be encouraged to go for their regular immunization. Pertussis is mediated by toxins. When the Bordetella pertussis gets into the respiratory tract, it attaches itself to the cilia of the epithelial cells of the respiratory tract. After doing this, the microbes release toxins that immobilize the cilia of the epithelial cells. One of the more understood pertussis toxins is called the lymphocytosis-promoting factor which is responsible for causing a decrease in…

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  • PICO Model In Nursing

    vital that the problem at hand is clearly and concisely defined. The PICO (Population, Issue, Comparison, Outcome) model can assist with the formulation of the focus question. For instance, a question like: In infants, how does being immunized against pertussis, compared with not being immunized, affect morbidity and mortality? Here, the population is the infants, while the issue is infants not immunized with pertussis. On the other hand, the comparison is infants immunized with pertussis, while…

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