Also known as pertussis, this is a highly contagious illness caused by infection by the bacterial Bordetella pertussis. It is no longer common in the United States due to vaccination. It is characterized by a "whooping" sound made during coughing spells. It can lead to serious complications in children, particularly to the brain.
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