Introduction from Dr Doug Jenkinson

Video of typical whooping cough spasm

Introduction to from Dr Doug Jenkinson

Symptoms (sounds and video)


Who catches it

How do you catch it

Laboratory diagnosis


A printout for your doctor (also in French)


Email, Skype, phone Dr J

Send a comment

Keyworth study


Who is Dr Doug Jenkinson?




Dear Visitor

I hope you will not be put off by appearance. This site is meant to be accurate and comprehensive. The focus is on accuracy and detail rather than visual impact or fancy web gimmicks.

Here you can select from the links on the left, the areas you are interested in. Most people go straight for the symptoms and the sound files because they are the things you came here for. There are also videos of whooping cough now. From these pages you may decide that you possibly have whooping cough, and that may be enough for you.

The FAQ page is designed to answer most questions. It will probably save you having to email me.

The links on the left are on most pages, so you can easily move about the whole site and still know where you are and have been. Sometimes when you go to a page there are further links to follow. Use the back button to return.

Most titles are self explanatory. The information is intended for patients but professionals will find it useful too. I have tried to keep the more technical stuff towards the bottom of the site.

I welcome comments about your case, or the site, but I cannot usually respond, although I always read them. I particularly ask you to let me know if you think you have it (via the comment page). More details there.

You can email me for a personal response if you wish. I charge only $35 for this which helps towards the cost of maintaining the site, which has no commercial links and is non-profitmaking.

You would be well advised to read about who I am. As with all information, you need to know the source before deciding whether to believe it or not!

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