Whooping cough is a highly infectious respiratory illness caused by Bordetella pertussis, a known player in the infectious disease world since the 16th century.
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In its heyday it was responsible for at least 200,000 cases a year just in the United States.
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These cases were reduced significantly with the development of the vaccine in the 1940's.
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