Dec 13, 2016 · Whooping cough (also known as pertussis) is a bacterial infection that gets into your nose and throat. It spreads very easily, but vaccines like .
Whooping cough is most contagious before the coughing starts, so the most effective way to prevent it is to get vaccinated. The whooping cough vaccine for adults (and adolescents) is called Tdap (tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis). Younger children get a different formulation, called DTaP.
Dec 12, 2018 · Whooping cough (pertussis) is a respiratory tract infection that’s caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis. While teens and adults often recover from whooping Author: Jill Seladi-Schulman, Phd.