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Causes of Whooping Cough

Primary Cause of Whooping Cough

The primary cause of Whooping Cough is the result:

  • of transmission of an infectious agent by another person by one or more of the following: saliva, air, cough, fecal-oral route, surfaces, blood, needles, blood transfusions, sexual contact, mother to fetus, etc.

Whooping Cough Causes: Risk Factors

The following conditions have been cited in various sources as potentially causal risk factors related to Whooping Cough:

Whooping Cough: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Whooping Cough, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Whooping Cough:

Whooping Cough: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Whooping Cough: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

What causes Whooping Cough?

Causes: Whooping Cough: Occurs through direct contact with discharges from respiratory mucous membranes of infected persons. (Source: excerpt from Pertussis: DBMD)

Medical news summaries relating to Whooping Cough:

The following medical news items are relevant to causes of Whooping Cough:

Related information on causes of Whooping Cough:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Whooping Cough may be found in:


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