Pertussis, famously known as whooping cough, is a respiratory tract illness characterized by violent coughing. It derives its common name, whooping cough, from the whoop sound produced when trying to inhale.
This whoop sound is caused by the swelling and inflammation of the voice box that vibrates during rapid air inflow. This whoop sound is often not recognized in young children but is clearly heard in teens and some adults.
Although pertussis is usually milder in adults than in young children, the duration of the symptoms lasts just as long as in young children. Developing the symptoms after catching the infection can take up to three weeks. Bursts of rapid and violent coughing usually last around 1 to 6 weeks but can last up to 10 weeks.
Contrary to popular belief that whooping cough only affects babies and young children, individuals of all ages can actually contract this contagious disease. However, whooping cough is most dangerous in young children, as it can lead to severe illnesses, such as pneumonia, and rarely even mortality.
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