Whooping cough warning as cases are 27% higher than last year

EXCLUSIVE: Statistics show 1,596 cases of pertussis have been reported so far this year. Just 1,233 cases had been reported at the same time point last year, according to Public Health England.
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EU-funded researchers hope a greater understanding of interactions between pertussis bacteria and the immune system, together with a toolkit for testing new vaccines, will help prevent whooping cough disease and deaths in babies worldwide.
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Right now, many people are hoping for a vaccine to protect against the new coronavirus. While that’s still on the horizon, new research suggests that families who do vaccinate their children may not be following the recommended schedule. Vaccines are given on a schedule for a reason: to protect children from vaccine-preventable disease. Experts designed the schedule so that children get protection when they need it — and the doses are timed so the vaccine itself can have the best effect. When parents don’t follow the schedule, their children may not be protected. And yet, many parents do not follow the sc...
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A new combination vaccine to prevent diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, Haemphilus influenzae type b disease, and hepatitis B has been licensed, but won't be available before 2021.
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Scientists behind the study, at the University of New South Wales, say new vaccines must be developed in the next five to 10 years to avoid bordetella pertussis morphing into a superbug.
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BOSTON (CBS) — Routine childhood vaccines are often required for entry into school, but does making vaccines mandatory actually improve immunization rates? And what if families had to pay a penalty for failing to vaccinate? A new study in the journal Pediatrics aimed to answer these questions. Researchers looked at 29 European countries and found those that legally mandate vaccinations for measles and pertussis or whooping cough, for example, had higher vaccination rates than countries that did not mandate them. In countries with mandatory vaccination that did not allow families to opt-out for religious or other non-...
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The rise of vaccine-preventable illnesses, such as measles and hepatitis, in the United States and around the globe has been alarming in recent years. For women — especially those hoping to become pregnant, as well as women who are pregnant or have recently had a baby — vaccines can be a worrisome topic. There are many misconceptions about vaccine safety in and around pregnancy that can lead to confusion and unnecessary fear of a lifesaving medical tool. As a practicing ob/gyn, I often discuss vaccines with my patients and help them sort out fears versus facts. Which vaccines should you consider before concepti...
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A recent Facebook ad campaign about a whooping cough 'vaccine controversy' has drawn criticism for potentially violating the spirit of Facebook's policy against vaccine misinformation.
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(Natural News) A new peer-reviewed scientific paper published in the journal Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines has found that the DTaP vaccine for diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough) is causing children who receive it to become more prone to contracting whooping cough later on in life. According to the study, children who receive...
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(Natural News) Students attending St. Theresa Catholic School in Houston, Texas, were given an extended Christmas break thanks to an unexpected whooping cough outbreak that reportedly shut the school down early. And wouldn’t you know it, but St. Theresa has a 100 percent vaccination rate – meaning this whooping cough outbreak occurred among fully vaccinated...
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