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4        <NAME>Pertussis</NAME>
5        <TITLE>Pertussis</TITLE>
6        <TEXT>
7                Pertussis or "whooping cough" is a highly contagious respiratory tract infection caused by
8                the Bordetella pertussis bacteria. Illness typically begins 7 to 10 days after infection
9                with the bacteria. The initial symptoms are similar to the common cold and may include
10                runny nose, sneezing, low grade fever and cough. After 1 to 2 weeks, the illness progresses
11                to a stage characterized by episodes of numerous rapid coughs (paroxysms). A final recovery
12                stage with coughing may last weeks or months. Very young children are at highest risk for
13                severe and potentially life-threatening illness. Pertussis is transmitted from person to
14                person by droplets produced from a cough or sneeze, or by direct contact with respiratory
15                tract secretions from an infected person. Children under 7 years of age receive protection
16                against pertussis from a 5-dose series of vaccines; however, protection begins to wane 5 to
17                10 years after the last dose. In 2005, a booster vaccine was licensed for use in the United
18                States and is now recommended for adolescents and adults every 10 years.
19                For more information, please see [].[[br]][[br]]
20        </TEXT>
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