pertussis


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pertussis:

see whooping coughwhooping cough
or pertussis,
highly communicable infectious disease caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis. The early or catarrhal stage of whooping cough is manifested by the usual symptoms of an upper respiratory infection with bronchial involvement.
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pertussis

[pər′təs·əs]
(medicine)
An infectious inflammatory bacterial disease of the air passages, caused by Hemophilus pertussis and characterized by explosive coughing ending in a whooping inspiration. Also known as whooping cough.
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Pertussis commonly begins with runny nose and mild cough said the health officials.
pertussis also undergoes frequent structural rearrangement (6) that presents unique challenges to thorough investigation of genetic contributions to disease resurgence, limiting assessment of public health strategies.
The researchers found that geometric mean concentrations (GMCs) of neonatal cord pertussis toxin antibodies from the Tdap-exposed group were 47.3 IU/mL versus 12.9 IU/mL in the Tdap-unexposed group.
The disease is registered among those who were not vaccinated against pertussis and those who have not completed the full course of vaccination.
The Results: Of the total of 220 contacts who were tested for pertussis, 86% of the households had at least one adult testing positive.
Pertussis data were collected from 1981 to 2015 from various sources including Annual Health Reports, (7) annual Ministry of Health (MOH) progress reports, ex.
The study also revealed that children ages 10 to 14 and who had been vaccinated against the disease were as susceptible to pertussis as those who had never been vaccinated, which suggested that the vaccine's effectiveness wanes over time.
There are other reasons for the resurgence of pertussis, he noted.
Alabama is not alone in the growth of pertussis cases.
The company said the ARIES Bordetella Assay has been approved by the US FDA for direct detection and identification of Bordetella pertussis (B.
Despite the fact that most countries have adopted extended vaccination programs against the disease, pertussis continues to be a significant public health challenge.
Lessons learned: aP protection is less durable than originally thought, and much pertussis is not in infants, but in the school-age and adolescent populations.