• 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • antibiotics
  • Whooping cough can usually be treated very effectively with antibiotics and the vast majority of people make a full recovery. (medic8.com)
  • Your doctor or local health department may recommend preventive antibiotics to close contacts of a whooping cough patient, including all household members. (cdc.gov)
  • Whooping Cough or pertussis is usually treated with antibiotics, however, if it is more severe, then it may require treatment in the hospital. (smore.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)
  • Anyone can get whooping cough, but the health effects are usually much worse for children less than a year old. (health-disease.org)
  • It spreads from person to person, usually by coughing or sneezing while in close contact with others. (cdc.gov)