Whooping Cough Virus?

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Common symptoms include:

  • Dry cough (nonproductive)
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Joint pain (arthralgia)
  • Muscle pains

Other symptoms that may develop include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Chest pain
  • Jaundice
  • Rash

Signs and tests

A physical examination may reveal crackles in the lungs or an enlarged liver and spleen. In the late stages of the disease, a heart murmur may be heard.

Tests that may be done include:

  • A chest x-ray to detect pneumonia or other changes
  • Blood tests to check for antibodies to Coxiella burnetti
  • Liver function...
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