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Pertussis (Whooping Cough)Find a Doctor
Whooping cough, or pertussis, primarily affects infants and young children.
Caused by a bacterium, it is characterized by paroxysms (intense fits or spells) of coughing that end with the characteristic whoop as air is inhaled. Learn more
Call 888-402-LVHN (5846) Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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