22 November, 2008

Whooping cough (=Pertussis )

 see →  http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=dZ5jf-5MobE&feature=related

❑  What is whooping cough ?
      see   the video clip of  You Tube
      If the infant who received 1or 2 doses of DTaP vaccine, 
      the symptoms such as paroxysmal coughing and 
      inspiratory whoop are not typical.  

❑ Age at risk :  Infant(one-year old or below) 
❑ Etiology:  Gram-negative Bacillus, Bordetella pertussis
❑ Transmission route:  human to human, air droplets
❑ incubation periods:  6~20 days

Any questions:   write to Keiji Hagiwara MD