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Quick self-diagnosis test

Introduction from Dr Doug Jenkinson

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Laboratory diagnosis



Who catches it?

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Keyworth study of whooping cough

About Dr Doug Jenkinson

Sufferers' comments and experiences


Extra material

Video 1 has a coughing paroxysm typical of whooping cough and he whoops loudly as well. What we see in the video is a relatively mild paroxysm. They can be much worse than is seen here.

Video 2 is a typical succession of paroxysms with whooping in a six year old child. They culminate in a sort of vomiting which is mainly of sticky thick mucus that has been coughed up. Once this is over there will be a lull of perhaps an hour or two before it is repeated.

When you see these you realise why it can be lethal in very young babies, and why it is vital they are protected by the rest of the family being immunized and pregnand mothers getting a booster.

2 year old child with whooping cough. Video 1

6 year old child with whooping cough. Video 2