Prognosis of Whooping Cough


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About prognosis: The 'prognosis' of Whooping Cough usually refers to the likely outcome of Whooping Cough. The prognosis of Whooping Cough may include the duration of Whooping Cough, chances of complications of Whooping Cough, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Whooping Cough, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Whooping Cough. Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.

Duration of Whooping Cough: Typically about 7 weeks; has been called the "100-day cough" because it can last 100 days.
Deaths from Whooping Cough: 17 people died annually from whooping cough in the US 2001 (Deaths: Final Data for 2001, NCHS, 2001)
Complications: see complications of Whooping Cough
Last revision: June 26, 2003

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