Bordetella Pertussis and Whooping Cough

Bordetella pertussis a černý kašel

This animation describes the normal function of our airway cells and what happens when they become infected by Bordetella pertussis, the bacterium which causes whooping cough. Pertussis damages ciliated airway cells, impairing normal respiratory function, leading to severe coughing fits. Vaccination is vital to protect against this disease.

  • Movie number
    129
  • Section
    Individual Screening
  • Director
    Dr Maja Divjak and Sonya Pemberton
  • Script
    Dr Maja Divjak and Jacinta Duncan
  • Photographer
    Cinematography:Genepool Productions Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Australia; Animation: Dr Maja Divjak
  • Country
    Australia
  • Length
    5 min
  • Year
    2016
  • Festival version
    English