Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

  • Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
    • Overview of Pertussis
      • Pertussis, known as whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by Bordetella pertussis. Symptoms of pertussis include uncontrollable, violent coughing, vomiting, low-grade fever, runny nose, and exhaustion. However, pertussis can be prevented by getting the DTaP vaccination. If you have questions about pertussis prevention, contact your physician or make an appointment at the Student Health Services here.

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