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Description:This Gram-stained photomicrograph depicts numbers of Bordetella pertussis bacteria, which is the etiologic pathogen for pertussis, also known as whooping cough.
A highly-communicable, vaccine-preventable disease that lasts for many weeks, pertussis typically manifests in children with paroxysmal spasms of severe coughing, whooping, and post-tussive vomiting, also known as Bordet-Gengou bacillus.
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Content Providers(s):CDC
Creation Date:1979
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Links:CDC - National Center for Infectious Diseases - Pertussis
CDC - Emerging Infectious Diseases - Adaptation of Bordetella pertussis to Vaccination: A Cause for Its Reemergence?
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