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  • infectious
  • Whooping cough is spread through the air, making it particularly infectious. (infoplease.com)
  • People are infectious from the start of symptoms until about three weeks into the coughing fits. (wikipedia.org)
  • The news that Ebola may have been allowed into Washington, DC and that a case of deadly whooping cough has been diagnosed in a DC suburb* would have been enough to shake any normal American government into following our existing health and infectious disease laws for all immigrants and visitors to the U.S. and closing our county s borders. (freerepublic.com)
  • sneeze
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. (smore.com)
  • Cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow, not your hands, if you don't have a tissue. (smore.com)
  • outbreaks
  • 3) Whopping cough has Mutated and most of the recent "outbreaks" have been attributed by the CDC to the new strain. (babycenter.com)
  • symptom
  • The classic symptom is a "whoop," the sound of someone gasping for breath during a bad coughing spell. (nfid.org)
  • About 3 wks ago the pediatrician told me she's treated 8 cases in the 2 wks prior and she was seeing it in older school age kids with only a lingering cough as a symptom. (babycenter.com)
  • spreads
  • It spreads from person to person, usually by coughing or sneezing while in close contact with others. (cdc.gov)
  • bouts
  • Usually bouts of coughing last between 1 and 2 minutes, but episodes usually follow on from one another and some people can experience more than 15 bouts of coughing per day. (medic8.com)
  • younger
  • The younger the baby is when she gets whooping cough, the more likely it is that doctors will need to treat her in the hospital. (cdc.gov)
  • People
  • Most of the people who got whooping cough in San Diego County so far this year were up to date with their immunizations, according to county data. (kpbs.org)
  • Of the 621 people who got whooping so far this year, 527 were up-to-date, 67 were not, and the immunization status was unknown for 27. (kpbs.org)
  • The new study suggests that the new whooping cough strain may be why more people have been getting sick. (yahoo.com)