Whooping cough

A dry cough and fever are early warnings of this highly infectious disease that leaves young children at greatest risk. The young are most at risk. Every year tens of thousands of children and adults catch whooping cough - a vaccine-preventable infection ...

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Whooping cough affects adults too

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Whooping cough may be known as a childhood disease, but adults should be aware that they can contract the infection too, researchers say. Whooping cough, known medically as pertussis, is a highly contagious respiratory infection ...

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WHOOPING COUGH FOUND IN ADULTS

A report of two outbreaks of whooping cough among the staff of the University of Colo– rado Medical Center has focused attention on a paradoxical situation in which doctors are diagnosing cases of the childhood disease among al small but growing number ...

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