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Health Tip: Learn the Signs of Whooping Cough
Initial symptoms may mimic a cold

By Diana Kohnle

(HealthDay News) -- Whooping cough (pertussis) is a viral infection that can cause serious complications in children under age 1.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says signs of the infection include:

  • Cold-like symptoms including stuffy or runny nose, sneezing, fever and mild cough. A more serious cough develops over time and can persist for weeks.
  • Rapid, violent and persistent coughing that forces air from the lungs and results in a loud "whoop" sound during inhalation.
  • Babies may have apnea, a condition characterized by pauses in breathing.

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