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Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is an acute and extremely contagious disease that affects between 5,000 to 7,000 people in the United States each year. It is caused by a gram-negative bacterium known as Bordatella pertussis, the culprit of 30 to 50 million Pertussis cases worldwide that result in more...
Pleural effusion (diseases)
The pleural cavity is the fluid filled space that surrounds the lungs, and pleural effusion is when there is an excessive amount of this fluid filling up that cavity. It is sometimes called “water on the lungs.” Too much fluid can make it difficult to breathe, because it more...