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Whooping cough cases quadruple

Whooping cough cases quadrupleDelaware Online

Whooping cough cases quadruple

An outbreak in the Amish community has caused the number of whooping cough cases in Delaware to nearly quadruple in the last year, and health officials have called for increased outreach. Through August, there have been 202 reported cases of whooping cough ...

PHA welcomes continuation of whooping cough vaccination for pregnant women

PHA welcomes continuation of whooping cough vaccination for pregnant womennewrytimes.com

PHA welcomes continuation of whooping cough vaccination for pregnant women

In September 2012, in response to a national whooping cough outbreak, the Health Minister Edwin Poots announced that pregnant women would be offered the whooping cough vaccination as part of a programme to help protect their newborn babies. Today he ...

At Least 3 Montgomery Co. Students Confirmed To Have Whooping Cough

At Least 3 Montgomery Co. Students Confirmed To Have Whooping CoughCBS Baltimore

At Least 3 Montgomery Co. Students Confirmed To Have Whooping Cough

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) " There is an apparent outbreak of whooping cough at Montgomery County Public Schools. According to health officials, all of the sick children went to the same summer camp in Pennsylvania. Parents received a letter alerting ...

Whooping chough outbreak over in Prince Rupert, Haida Gwaii

Whooping chough outbreak over in Prince Rupert, Haida Gwaii

Northern Health announced that the pertussis " or whooping cough " is over in Prince Rupert and Haida ... 166 in Prince Rupert and Haida Gwaii combined. "Even though the outbreak is officially over, it is important people take the necessary steps ...

Washington's vaccine rate is up, but whooping cough remains a concern

Washington's vaccine rate is up, but whooping cough remains a concern

Washington had a whooping cough epidemic in 2012, and medical officials are concerned an outbreak could reappear. Immunization rates for whooping cough vaccine decreased 4 percent from last year. Young kids need five doses of this vaccine to be fully ...

Whooping cough spreading in Michigan

Whooping cough spreading in Michigan

WEXFORD COUNTY -- Cases of whooping cough, or pertussis, are on the rise across Michigan. Doctor Robert Graham, Medical Director for District ... This year is just, really, an outbreak." Caverly remembers one case of whooping cough at her office, maybe ...

Whooping Cough Outbreaks Tied to Parents Shunning Vaccines

Whooping Cough Outbreaks Tied to Parents Shunning Vaccines

Researchers compared areas with significant numbers of parents who chose not to vaccinate their children for nonmedical reasons to areas that were affected by the 2010 whooping cough outbreak in California ... It has real health consequences to the ...

Bathurst laid low by whooping cough and flu

Bathurst laid low by whooping cough and fluWestern Advocate

Bathurst laid low by whooping cough and flu

LOCAL health officials have confirmed outbreaks of the flu and whooping cough across the Bathurst region. The illnesses have struck offices and classrooms across Bathurst and laid low dozens of people. Western NSW Local Health District communicable ...

Growing outbreaks of whooping cough raise health fears

Growing outbreaks of whooping cough raise health fears

Growing outbreaks of whooping cough " including a California epidemic that has killed six babies " are worrying public health officials who fear that sporadic vaccination practices may be contributing to dangerous cases of the preventable disease.

California health officials: Whooping cough outbreak 'epidemic proportions'

California health officials: Whooping cough outbreak 'epidemic proportions'

California Department of Public Health director Ron Chapman says a whooping cough outbreak spreading across the state has sickened more than 800 people in the past two weeks alone. In a statement released Friday, Chapman urged Californians to take steps to ...

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