What is Pertussis (Whooping Cough)?

Pertussis is a highly contagious disease that affects the lungs. On the authority of  Help Prevent Disease it is caused by a bacteria called bordetella pertussis which is why another name for whooping cough is Pertussis. WebMD states it is a bacterial disease that affects people by uncontrollable coughs that resembles the barking of a seal. Whooping cough can lead to other problems such as pneumonia. With good care most people get rid of whooping cough with no problems. As stated by Kids Health Whooping cough is an infection 
This is the bacteria of Whooping Coughof the respiratory system caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis. 
It is called whooping cough because of its whooping sound
 when a person breathes in.

How do you prevent Pertussis (Whooping Cough)?

According to Thirdage whooping cough is highly contagious 
because of its bacteria that spreads vastly but their are ways to prevent it. 
One of the best ways to prevent it is to get the pertussis vaccine. You can 
also stay out of the way of people who have it, and wash your hands to a great extent.                                             This is the bacteria of whooping Cough.
Their research also states that prescribed medicine is a good way to calm the cough.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
How do you treat Pertussis (Whooping Cough)?                                                                                          

As stated by WebMD when you first see the symptoms relating 
to whooping cough you should contact your physician quickly. Your physician will prescribe antibiotics to relieve chest pains. CDC illustrates that blood tests and chest x-rays may also be recommended to how critical your cough may be. Depending on how severe your cough is in certain conditions it's likely to get fluids pumped into you, to aid progressing dehydration. 

How do White Blood Cells affect Pertussis (Whooping Cough) bacteria?

According to CDC  (Center of Disease Control) white blood cells are extremely important to the human body. Their purpose is to fight off the bacteria, viruses, and blood cells. This affects Bordetella Pertussis because the white blood cells try to fight it off. When your white blood cells are trying to fight it off your throat may feel uncomfortable, which is the cause of the cough. 

What are the symptoms of Pertussis (Whooping Cough)?

Research by MayoClinic and WebMD show that most people start with cold like symptoms. That is why some cases may not be treated immediately. Once the cold like symptoms are finished most people start to realize it is more than just a cold, it's an extremely bad cough, whooping cough. Some symptoms include nasal congestion, sneezing, red watery eyes, mild fever, and a dry cough that resembles the barking of a seal. These symptoms are very dangerous and can last for days.