Bogota Colombia: Whooping cough deaths double in 2012 compared to 2011

Posted on November 7, 2012 • Filed under: Colombia, Latin America Health, TRAVEL

Whooping cough cases according to resurfaced in Bogotá with already more than double compared to 2011, this year has been 23 fatalities and 5 years of age. Pertussis is spread by the respiratory route and is caused by a bacterium called ‘Bordetella pertussis’, its incubation period is 6-20 days and may last an average of seven weeks. The warning signs begin with a catarrhal phase and characteristic symptom is persistent cough or wheezing noisy breathing difficult. In children can lead to breathing or awkward seconds and put blue or purple. Read Article

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