Fact Sheet Pertussis (Whooping Cough): General Information, August 25, 2016

(2016) Fact Sheet Pertussis (Whooping Cough): General Information, August 25, 2016. Public Health, Department of

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Abstract

Pertussis is a disease caused by bacteria. It causes severe spells of coughing. These spells can interfere with eating, drinking and breathing. Pertussis can lead to pneumonia, convulsions, inflammation of the brain (encephalitis) and sometimes death.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Pertussis, Healthcare, Public Health
Subjects: Health and medicine
Health and medicine > Diseases
Health and medicine > Public health
ID Code: 32993
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 09 Jul 2020 16:26
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2020 16:26
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/32993