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Jul 20

Fact Sheet for Pertussis (“Whooping Cough”)

What is pertussis? Pertussis, also called “whooping cough,” is a contagious disease caused by bacteria.  Pertussis is usually mild in older children and adults, but it often causes serious problems in babies less than one year of age. What are the symptoms of pertussis? Pertussis symptoms have three stages.  The first stage (which lasts one …

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