Hooping Cough

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Whooping cough (pertussis) is a bacterial infection of the respiratory system. The bacteria that cause this disease are spread through direct contact with an infected person's respiratory secretions, which can be passed either through the air or by touching a contaminated surface. Whooping cough is typically characterized by severe coughing spells that may end in a "whooping" sound when the person inhales. Treatment may involve antibiotics and supportive care; an immunization is also available to help prevent the condition.
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