Hospital de Loulé

Whooping cough

May 22, 2024

Whooping cough

Whooping cough is a highly dangerous bacterial infection
Whooping cough

Transmission occurs through respiratory droplets expelled by an infected person, when coughing or sneezing, or through contact with objects contaminated with the patient's secretions. This respiratory disease can even cause death from suffocation or cardiac arrest in young children and newborns.

Stay tuned! The main symptoms are runny nose, fever and coughing attacks, which worsen at night or after eating.


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