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Winter 2013

Burnett MW. 13(4). 113 - 114. (Journal Article)


Background: Pertussis, a disease that has been well described since the Middle Ages, has a worldwide distribution and can infect all ages. It is caused by the gram-negative, pleomorphic bacillus Bordetella pertussis, which is transmitted from human to human via aerosolized droplets at close range. Descriptions such as the one-hundred day cough in Chinese and whooping cough in English, describe the severity of this disease seen in both the developed and the developing world.

PMID: 24227570

DOI: 10.55460/NB14-JH4H

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