Relationship of whooping cough and kennel cough?

KBerry01 kberry01 at
Sun Mar 19 08:48:38 EST 1995

I would like to know if anyone has ever looked at the relationship of
whooping cough to the kennel cough that dogs get?

My nephew contracted whooping cough when he was 4 weeks old.  At the time
he was born and for about 2 weeks after, my dog had kennel cough.  I know
that BP is a virus, but is the kennel cough also bordatella pertusis??  I
have gotten many conflicting answers from medical people. There was
supposed to have been an artical written by a doctor here in the St. Louis
area that said the two were related, but I have been unable to locate it.

Any information would be greatly appreciated!

Keith Berry

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