Pertussis

Common Name(s)

Pertussis, Whooping cough

Whooping cough, also called pertussis, is a highly contagious respiratory tract infection. Whooping cough primarily affects young children who have not completed the full course of vaccinations. Symptoms appear mild at first including runny nose, sneezing, mild fever, and dry cough. After one to two weeks, the symptoms worsen. More severe symptoms include prolonged coughing attacks that provoke vomitting, result in red or blue face, and cause extreme fatigue. During coughing attacks the coughs may end with a high-pitched "whoop" sound during an inhale.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Pertussis" returned 1375 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Improving specificity of Bordetella pertussis detection using a four target real-time PCR.
 

Author(s): Helena Martini, Liselot Detemmerman, Oriane Soetens, Erlangga Yusuf, Denis Piérard

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The incidence of whooping cough, a contagious respiratory disease caused by Bordetella pertussis, is on the rise despite existing vaccination programmes. Similar, though usually milder, respiratory symptoms may be caused by other members of the Bordetella genus: B. parapertussis, ...

Last Updated: 13 Apr 2017

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The Introduction of Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis and Oral Polio Vaccine Among Young Infants in an Urban African Community: A Natural Experiment.
 

Author(s): Søren Wengel Mogensen, Andreas Andersen, Amabelia Rodrigues, Christine S Benn, Peter Aaby

Journal: EBioMedicine. 2017 Mar;17():192-198.

 

We examined the introduction of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) and oral polio vaccine (OPV) in an urban community in Guinea-Bissau in the early 1980s.

Last Updated: 11 Feb 2017

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Coverage with Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine and Influenza Vaccine Among Pregnant Women - Minnesota, March 2013-December 2014.
 

Author(s): Alexandra Barber, Miriam Halstead Muscoplat, Anna Fedorowicz

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Pertussis and influenza infections can result in severe disease in infants. The diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccine is recommended for infants beginning at age 2 months, and influenza vaccine is recommended for infants aged ≥6 months. Vaccination of pregnant ...

Last Updated: 19 Jan 2017

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The terms "Pertussis" returned 78 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Recent progress in clinical research on pertussis].
 

Author(s): Dan-Xia Wu, Qiang Chen, Kun-Ling Shen

Journal: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke Za Zhi. 2016 Sep;18(9):897-902.

 

Pertussis is a highly contagious respiratory disease. Despite the high vaccination coverage, re-emergence of pertussis has been reported in many countries over the past two decades. With the increase in the incidence of pertussis, there has been a shift in the epidemiological features: ...

Last Updated: 22 Sep 2016

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Association Between Vaccine Refusal and Vaccine-Preventable Diseases in the United States: A Review of Measles and Pertussis.
 

Author(s): Varun K Phadke, Robert A Bednarczyk, Daniel A Salmon, Saad B Omer

Journal: JAMA. 2016 Mar;315(11):1149-58.

 

Parents hesitant to vaccinate their children may delay routine immunizations or seek exemptions from state vaccine mandates. Recent outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases in the United States have drawn attention to this phenomenon. Improved understanding of the association between ...

Last Updated: 16 Mar 2016

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[Is it time to vaccine pregnant woman against pertussis?].
 

Author(s): José Cofré

Journal: Rev Chilena Infectol. 2016 Feb;33(1):55-8.

 

Pertussis may cause death in neonates and very young infants. In these ages pertussis vaccine has not been administered yet or infants haven't received enough doses of vaccine to protect them. Cocoon strategy have been implemented in several countries and has limited efficacy because ...

Last Updated: 11 Mar 2016

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Pertussis Immunization During Pregnancy: Effect in Term and Preterm Infants
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pertussis

 

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2015

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Last Updated: 26 May 2015

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Pertussis Immunization Programs in Low Income Countries
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Bordetella Pertussis, Whooping Cough

 

Last Updated: 21 Mar 2017

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