Pertussis: Cause & Symptoms of Whooping Cough


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All of the following are true statements about Bordetella pertussis EXCEPT:

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1. How does Bordetella pertussis affect respiratory cilia?

2. Why are respiratory cilia important?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Whooping cough is a contagious disease that can last for a long time, if not treated. These assessments will help you check your understanding of this subject matter. Some of what you will be tested on includes treatment options, as well as the role of respiratory cilia.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With this quiz and worksheet, you can assess your comprehension of:

  • The significance of respiratory cilia
  • Treatment routes for whooping cough
  • Facts about pertussis
  • Actions caused by Bordetella pertussis

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how pertussis is treated
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the effect of bordetella pertussis
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding respiratory cilia and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about this disease, view the related video lesson Pertussis: Cause & Symptoms of Whooping Cough. You will find the following objectives in this lesson:

  • Define Bordetella pertussis and pertussis
  • Understand the role of respiratory cilia
  • Explain the symptoms of whooping cough and how it is treated