Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a respiratory tract infection that, most notably, results in a bad cough. The name comes from the “whooping” sound made as the person gasps for air in between coughs. It is highly contagious.
Meningitis is an inflammation of the membranes, or meninges, surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Meningitis sometimes starts off like the flu symptoms-wise, but is much more severe, and requires immediate medical attention. Meningitis most commonly is the result of