The symptoms of pertussis caused by Bordetella Parapertussis typically develop 5-10 days after exposure to the bacteria. The initial symptoms are like those of the common cold, including a runny nose, low-grade fever, and mild cough.
After 1-2 weeks, the cough becomes more severe and is characterized by rapid coughing spells followed by a high-pitched “whooping” sound when the person breathes in. These coughing spells can last for several minutes and can be severe enough to cause vomiting, loss of consciousness, and other complications.
At Solaris Diagnostics, we can test for Bordetella Parapertussis disease by using Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR). Solaris Diagnostics Laboratories offer a Respiratory Pathogen Panel (RPP) that tests multiple respiratory pathogens, Results are usually received within 24hrs of specimen being received.
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