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how does bordetella pertussis attack and spread

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Dr. Javed Hussain
35 years experience Pediatrics
Whooping cough: This bacteria causes whooping cough and it is very contagious. It is easy to contract from a person who is infected and is coughing and sneezing.

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Whooping cough: Whooping cough, formally called pertussis, is a respiratory disease that in its classic form in small children can produce paroxysms of cough strong e ... Read More
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Whooping Cough: Whooping cough usually is caused by pertussis. But this also can cause pneumonia. Even rare infections of the brain.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Enhance production: By affecting some inhibitory pathways, pertussis toxins can increase the production of parathyroid hormone from PTH and other hormones from fsh.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Sugar/water/mucous: The human respiratory system provides a luxurious collection of sugar, protein & water in the form of airway mucous.This provides ample nutrition for ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Persistent cough: It is an airborne disease that you acquire from someone else and it is highly contageous. It can result with a persistent cough that may last weeks, e ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Not sure that is tru: The current vaccine (acellular) is produced by purifying a number of toxins from b. Pertussis and detoxifying them.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Humans: Bordetella pertussis is strictly a human pathogen.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
17 years experience Pediatrics
TDAP: Adults have been given an additional component to the original tetanus vaccine for many years now. So it now includes tetanus, diphtheria and pertuss ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Pertussis: is divided into three stages: catarrhal, paroxysmal and convalescent. The 1st stage is characterized by common cold symptoms for 1-2 weeks. The 2nd ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Patterson
31 years experience Pediatrics
Would need to test: Vaccination for pertussis is included in the immunizations given at 2, 4, 6, and 15 months, with a booster at 4-6 years. How old is your son and is he ... Read More
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