Infectious cough that can be dangerous to infants.
An infectious disease characterized by recurrent spasmodic bouts of coughing that continues until the breath is exhausted, then ending in an inspiratory stridor (the "whoop") caused by laryngeal spasm. It is caused by Bordetella pertussis.
An infectious disease caused by a bacteria that spawns a convulsive cough sometimes followed by a crowing breath. Also called "pertussis."