Whopping Cough

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Whooping cough (pertussis) is a highly contagious infection of the respiratory system that is caused by bacteria. It is transmitted through direct contact with an infected person's respiratory secretions and can be passed either through the air or by touching a contaminated surface. Possible complications of whooping cough can include pneumonia, difficulty breathing, seizures, and middle ear infection. Treatment for the infection may involve antibiotics and supportive care, which consists of relieving symptoms and complications as the body fights the infection.
 
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