Pertussis is a respiratory illness and is a very contagious disease caused by a type of bacteria known as Bordetella pertussis. There do not appear to be any zoonotic reservoirs for it and humans appear to be the only hosts.
Whooping cough is spread by airborne droplets. When people inhale the bacteria it attaches to the cilia that line part of the upper respiratory system. The bacteria release toxins, which damage the cilia and cause inflammation.
“People with pertussis usually spread the disease by coughing or sneezing while in close contact with others,” reported Paul Cochrane, President of Cochrane and Associates, the company behind the IAQ Video Network and the new public outreach video. “Symptoms of pertussis usually develop within 7–10 days after being exposed, but sometimes not for as long as 6 weeks. We hope this video helps to educate people about ways to protect their family’s health from this contagious microbial pathogen.”
To view this video please visit http://www.IAQTV.com or
To learn more please visit http://www.cochraneassoc.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (602)510-3179.
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About Cochrane & Associates, LLC & the IAQ Video Network
Cochrane & Associates is a business development, public relations and marketing consulting firm that specializes in the environmental, HVAC, mold and indoor air quality industries. The company has worked with many of the industries’ leading institutions and companies and continues to be an innovator in the industry. They are also the innovators behind the IAQ Video Network.