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USA Pertussis Notification Map (2014)

Map shows state by state trend changes in pertussis notifications for 2014.

See also NSW Australia infection trend.


Pertussis (whooping cough, 100-day cough) is a highly contagious bacterial (Bordetella pertussis) infection prevented by vaccination with the pertussis vaccine. Symptoms are initially similar to the common cold. Neonatal infection can be fatal, with 1% of infected infants under one year of age dying, other complications include: pneumonia (lung infection), convulsions (violent, uncontrolled shaking), apnea (slowed or stopped breathing) and encephalopathy (disease of the brain).


Links: Postnatal - Infectious Diseases School Exclusion | Bacterial Infection | Neonatal Development

Reference

National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Division of Bacterial Diseases http://www.cdc.gov/pertussis/outbreaks/trends.html



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