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Whooping cough: Dr Joe

Transcript Whooping cough is one of those childhood illnesses that we don’t see as much of as we used to, […]

Adacel

Generic Name: Pertussis Vaccine – Acellular Combined with Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids (Adsorbed) Product Name: Adacel Indication: What Adacel is […]
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Whooping cough (pertussis)

Whooping cough, otherwise known as pertussis, is a highly contagious bacterial disease which affects the respiratory system and produces spasms of coughing that usually end in a high-pitched sounding deep inspiration of air, which is what is referred to as the "whoop".