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Whooping cough is an infectious disease in which the upper respiratory tract becomes inflamed and there is a strong, long-lasting, paroxysmal cough. The disease is usually acute, it is extremely dangerous for young children (especially under the age of 1 year). Most often, whooping cough is ill for children under 5 years of age who were not vaccinated in time.
The causative agent of pertussis is the bacterium Bordetella pertussis, infection occurs through airborne droplets. The bacterium secretes toxins, and they, in turn, irritate the respiratory mucosa. The result is a spasm of the bronchi and diaphragm, which leads to strong coughing attacks. Whooping cough is very contagious, especially during contact with patients from day 1 to day 25 of the disease. It is noteworthy that the immunity after suffering whooping cough is often lifelong.
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Lymph nodes are the basic components of the human lymphatic system responsible for the production of immune cells. These immune cells neutralize viruses that penetrate the human body from the environment. Inflammation of the lymph nodes on the neck is a condition that is accompanied by many infectious diseases and some pathogens.
Why are the lymph nodes on the neck inflamed?
Lymph nodes located in the neck area are responsible for the processes that occur in the soft tissues of the neck and face, mouth and ears, therefore the most common causes of their inflammation are:
Infectious diseases affecting the respiratory tract and mouth: ARI, flu, tonsillitis, chickenpox, stomatitis, otitis, etc. Continue reading
Many of the diseases that cause viruses, fungi or bacteria that have entered our bodies can be simply avoided. For example, intestinal infections most often affect people due to non-compliance with basic hygiene rules. It is more complicated with airborne microorganisms: nobody is insured against flu or ORVI. But, knowing and observing uncomplicated disease prevention measures, one can minimize the risk of infection.
What diseases belong to infectious
Diseases that cause infectious bacteria to enter the body are dealt with by infectiology. An infectious disease itself is the body’s response to an alien microorganism or virus entering it. Continue reading