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2010-08-26 11:07:00

RICHMOND, Va., Aug.

2010-08-23 15:10:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With some areas of the state seeing an increase in whooping cough, known medically as pertussis, the Department of Health urges all Pennsylvanians to ensure they are protected against the vaccine-preventable disease.

2010-08-23 13:10:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With some areas of the state seeing an increase in whooping cough, known medically as pertussis, the Department of Health urges all Pennsylvanians to ensure they are protected against the vaccine-preventable disease.

2010-08-18 10:00:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- A new school year can be a busy time for families. As busy as it is, it's a critical time for parents to make sure their children are up-to-date on all recommended adolescent vaccines.

2010-08-17 15:30:00

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Aug.

2010-08-11 14:32:00

LAS VEGAS, Aug.


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2011-04-14 15:37:44

Bordetella pertussis is a Gram-negative, aerobic coccobacillus of the genus Bordetella. It is the causative agent of pertussis or whooping cough and it is non-motile. There is no zoonotic reservoir thus humans are the only hosts. Bacterium is spread by coughing and by nasal dripping after an incubation period of 7 to 14 days. Pertussis is an infection of the respiratory system and characterized by a "whooping" sound when the person breathes in. Before the vaccine was developed there were...

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2011-04-14 15:28:20

Bordetella bronchiseptica is a small, gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium of the genus Bordetella. It can cause bronchitis although it rarely infects humans. It is closely related to pertussis which causes whooping cough and B. bronchiseptica can persist in the environment for extended periods. Humans are not natural carriers of B. bronchiseptica, which normally infects the respiratory tracts of smaller mammals. It does not express pertussis toxin although it has the genes to do so which...

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