Are YOU suffering the 100-day cough? Symptoms of whooping cough revealed

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The accustom, also known as pertussis, is a bacterial infection of the lungs and airways induced by a bacterium called Bordetella pertussis (B. pertussis).

It is spread through coughs and sneezings of someone with the infection.

It causes repeated coughing that can terminal for two to three months or more, and because of this it is known as the 100-day cough in some powers.

The condition affects mainly babies under the age of six months — the group most defenceless to severe and sometimes life-threatening respiratory and neurological complications which command hospital admission.

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Whooping cough: The contagious condition is a bacterial infection

Pertussis in the main begins with mild, cold-like symptoms which develop during the course of one to two weeks into

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Whooping cough: The contagious condition is a bacterial infection

To do this we desideratum to know more about the immune response generated against B. pertussis and what considerate of immune response protects against whooping cough

Registered medical practitioners — or GPs — in England and Wales beget a duty to notify authorise about infectious diseases, including barking cough.

Public Health England has already recorded 1,590 situations in England and Wales in 2017.

However in the same period last year, trim officials recorded 2334 cases of the condition.

In the week beginning July 9, 2017, Civic Health England officials recorded 54 cases in England and Wales.

The get through ones head was the same in 2015, but cases appeared to spike in 2016, with 82 people being interpreted with whooping cough.

In 2012, the UK reported the largest increase in hooting cough cases in over two decades — and at the time, the greatest numbers of examples were in adolescents and young adults.

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Whooping cough: The contagious shape is a bacterial infection

Experts have said the vaccination is much no effective than it was fifteen years ago.

Professor Robert Read, headman of the NIHR (National Institute for Health Research) Southampton Biomedical Dig into Centre, is leading a £2.3 million study to improve the vaccine assay and development, which was announced last month.

Professor Read ordered: «This study is part of a landmark European project that aspirations to develop a better vaccine against whooping cough as we know security by the current vaccine seems to be much less effective than it was 15 years ago.

«To do this we desperate straits to know more about the immune response generated against B. pertussis and what warm of immune response protects against whooping cough.»

In April 2016, Special-interest group Health England announced a vaccine against whooping cough leave be offered to pregnant women from 16 weeks gestation.