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HEALTH ALERT: Whooping Cough Outbreaks

Whooping cough outbreak strikes county where 95 percent of children are vaccinated

Whooping cough outbreak strikes county where 95 percent of children are vaccinatedNatural News

Whooping cough outbreak strikes county where 95 percent of children are vaccinated

(NaturalNews) One of the most vaccine-compliant counties in northern California is experiencing one of the worst whooping cough outbreaks in the entire state ... stated Dr. Constance Caldwell, Yolo County Health Officer, to reporters.

Whooping cough outbreak spreads in Mattawa

Whooping cough outbreak spreads in MattawaKREM

Whooping cough outbreak spreads in Mattawa

Grant County had four confirmed cases of whooping ... cough in July. The Grant County Health Officer recommended antibiotics for at least 210 people who came in close contact with the sick patients in Mattawa and Quincy. Officials said the outbreak was ...

Effectiveness of whooping cough vaccine is studied

Effectiveness of whooping cough vaccine is studiedChannel 3000

Effectiveness of whooping cough vaccine is studied

Scientists and public health officials ... against those who did contract whooping cough. For several years, scientists have noted a dramatic resurgence of the disease. In 2012, pertussis cases were up in 48 states. Outbreaks were particularly bad in ...

Whooping cough outbreak hits Monterey County.

Whooping cough outbreak hits Monterey County.Monterey County Weekly

Whooping cough outbreak hits Monterey County.

As reports of whooping cough soared in mid-June, the California Department of Public Health declared an epidemic and urged vaccinations for expecting moms and babies. Since then, the problem has continued to rise, statewide and locally. Monterey County ...

Whooping cough cited as a growing problem in the state by health department

Whooping cough cited as a growing problem in the state by health departmentCounty 10

Whooping cough cited as a growing problem in the state by health department

With continued growth in reported pertussis (whooping cough) cases this year, Fremont County Public Health and the Wyoming Department ... but other states have seen large outbreaks with a number of infant deaths,” Braund said. Braund said the Tdap ...

California whooping cough epidemic: Latinos vigilant about vaccinating children

California whooping cough epidemic: Latinos vigilant about vaccinating childrenSan Jose Mercury News

California whooping cough epidemic: Latinos vigilant about vaccinating children

deputy director of the California Department of Public Health. And that has resulted in a lower incidence of whooping cough among Latinos in most age groups since the outbreak began more than seven months ago. More whites get ill Of the 70 whooping cough ...

Doctors Encourage Vaccines in Light of Whooping Cough Resurgence

Doctors Encourage Vaccines in Light of Whooping Cough Resurgence

Modern vaccinations nearly wiped it out, but the stubborn disease, commonly known as whooping cough, has reemerged in recent years. Now, in an attempt to control the outbreak, doctors and health officials are urging susceptible people to get booster shots ...

Whooping Cough Rates Highest in Handful of California Counties

Whooping Cough Rates Highest in Handful of California CountiesKPBS

Whooping Cough Rates Highest in Handful of California Counties

Whooping cough surges every three to five years, but Dr. Dean Blumberg of the UC Davis Health System says this year is terrible. "We had a big outbreak in 2010 so it wasn't completely unexpected to have another uptick in cases this year but it’s higher ...

Health officials are studying new cases of whooping cough to determine vaccine effectiveness

Health officials are studying new cases of whooping cough to determine vaccine effectiveness

Scientists and public health officials are studying ... pertussis cases were up in 48 states, and outbreaks were particularly bad in Colorado, Minnesota, Washington, Wisconsin and Vermont. Vermont saw 18 cases of whooping cough in 2010, 94 cases in 2011 ...

Whooping cough: Pregnancy jab plans extended

Whooping cough: Pregnancy jab plans extendedBBC

Whooping cough: Pregnancy jab plans extended

Pregnant women in the UK are to be routinely vaccinated against whooping cough to protect ... about future outbreaks and advised women continue to be vaccinated for the next five years. Prof John Watson, deputy chief medical officer, said: "It's an ...

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