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bordetella pertussis. a re-emerging pathogen in virginia. 19979100471
fatal case of pertussis in an infant--west virginia, 2004.in december 2004, an infant aged 29 days in west virginia died from pertussis after exposure to adult family members with probable undiagnosed pertussis. pertussis (i.e., whooping cough) is a prolonged respiratory illness caused by the bacterium bordetella pertussis and characterized by a violent cough, inspiratory whoop, and posttussive vomiting. the cough often lasts from several weeks to up to 3 months. however, adolescents and adults, even those previously vaccinated as children, often have ...200515674186
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