• diphtheria
  • Jafar Ibn Auf, and the CEH before it, have been involved in managing outbreaks of infectious diseases including diphtheria, whooping cough, and notably through an early example of molecular epidemiology by which researchers tracked the progress of a strain of neisseria meningitidis during a pandemic of mengingococcal sepsis across parts of Asia and Africa in the late 1980s. (wikipedia.org)
  • infectious
  • 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)
  • Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a highly infectious condition caused by bacterial infection. (medic8.com)
  • symptom
  • 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)
  • antibiotics
  • People who have whooping cough should try to stay away from others until they have completed a course of antibiotics to prevent spreading the infection. (medic8.com)
  • Whooping cough can usually be treated very effectively with antibiotics and the vast majority of people make a full recovery. (medic8.com)
  • violent
  • If a cough has lasted more than seven days or has become violent in nature, that person may have pertussis and should be checked. (medicinenet.com)
  • It can be followed by vomiting, pulled muscles, hemorrhages around the eyes, and, in extreme cases, these violent coughs can result in a broken rib. (medicinenet.com)
  • babies
  • If a teenager has a cough or a cold, it's best for them not to expose young unimmunized or partially immunized babies to that cold. (medicinenet.com)
  • Babies may be admitted to hospital if whooping cough is suspected, as the infection can be very serious and potentially fatal. (medic8.com)
  • decades
  • Health officials are looking into whether cases like the dozen found in Philadelphia might be one reason the nation just had its worst year for whooping cough in six decades. (yahoo.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)
  • usually
  • The sample for PCR is taken from the nose and throat (Nasopharyngeal swab or suction sample) usually between 0 to 3 weeks of the onset of cough. (news-medical.net)
  • days
  • On Saturday, less than a week after the cough first appeared, Callie died at 37 days old on Jan. 30, 2010. (freerepublic.com)