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AmpathChat #50 - Bordetella Pertussis

Infectious Diseases

Dec 01, 2018 | Infectious Diseases

Dr Kathy-Anne Strydom & Dr Marcelle Myburgh

Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a highly infectious disease of the respiratory tract. Bordetella pertussis is classically regarded as the sole agent of pertussis. However, infection with other Bordetella species, such as B. parapertussis and B. holmesii, can cause a similar, though typically milder, clinical picture.

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