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    Pertussis In Adults
    Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a disease caused by the bacteria Bordetella pertussis. This infectious disease can affect both children and adults. But because the classic symptom of pertussis is hardly present in adult pertussis, the disease often goes undetected and under-treated in adolescents and adults. As a result, many of them may unknowingly contract ...
  • battle_against_pertussis
    Our Battle Against Pertussis
    Mrs. Sheila Prasannan and her family’s determined fight against Pertussis (also known as ‘whooping cough’) is an experience to be shared with all. This contagious respiratory disease caused by the bacteria Bordetella pertussis infected the entire family in a matter of days, through the inadvertent transmission from mother to baby, and eventually to the rest ...
  • pertussis_immunity
    Boosting Your Pertussis Immunity
    Pertussis, or better known as whooping cough, is a disease that causes severe, almost uncontrollable coughing. Waning immunity in adults caused a resurgence of the disease in the U.S. where up to 2,520 cases (37.5 cases per 100,000 residents) were reported in the first half of 2012. This represents an increase of 1,300% compared with ...
  • when_pertussis_attacks
    When Pertussis Attacks
    Abdullah Ammar bin Mohamad Razlan was just a year old when he caught a fever and cough from his mother who was breastfeeding him. Little Ammar’s cough soon worsened and there was a “whoop” sound that punctuated his coughs. His parents, Mohamad Razlan and Azmahani, brought him to see a Traditional and Complementary Medicine (TCM) ...