2 Freetown-Lakeville Middle School Students Contract Whooping Cough
LAKEVILLE (CBS) — Two students have come down with whooping cough at the Freetown-Lakeville Middle School and there’s concern there may be more. “We have several suspect cases and two students with cultures pending,” Lakeville Public Health Nurse Lori Desmarais said in a letter to the school principal Wednesday. Desmarais said they’re trying to reach all students that may have been exposed. She’s also notified the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Read: Whooping Cough Fact Sheet Whooping cough, which is also known as pertussis, is a highly contagious bacterial infection that develops into a cough and typically lasts for several weeks. It’s caused by bacteria that are easily spread from person-to-person. A vaccine is available and it’s treatable with antibiotics. According to the state, pertussis is most common in Massachusetts “among people over 10 years old who have lost the protection they got from childhood vaccines.”
Influenza and pertussis cause substantial disease burden among pregnant women and infants too young to be vaccinated.
Only one-third of pregnant women get flu and Tdap shots, despite the fact they vaccines lower the risks that they and their babies will be hospitalized for the infections, worrying CDC data revel.
About two-thirds of pregnant women in the United States don't get vaccinated against both flu and whooping cough, putting them and their newborns at risk, a new report from the CDC says.
Millions do not, and they may be endangering their babies as well as themselves. Only 35 percent of pregnant women get both vaccines; about half get one.
(CNN) — Most pregnant women in the United States don’t get flu and whooping cough vaccines even though the shots are safe and recommended as part of routine prenatal care, a report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. The report said the low rates of vaccination during pregnancy could put moms-to-be and newborns at greater risk of infection, hospitalization and death. The two vaccinations pass on antibodies to the fetus that provide protection after birth, when babies are too young to be vaccinated. It added that pregnant women have more than double the risk of hospitalization if...
Most pregnant women in the United States don't get flu and whooping cough vaccines even though the shots are safe and recommended as part of routine prenatal care, a report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.
TUESDAY, Oct. 8, 2019 -- About two-thirds of pregnant women in the United States don't get vaccinated against both flu and whooping cough, putting them and their newborns at risk, a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
Introduction: Whooping cough-like respiratory tract infections (WCLRTI) caused by factors other than theBordetella pertussis are available. Clinical picture is difficult to differentiate between theB. pertussisand viral respiratory infections.Methodology: Eighty-five patients with the diagnosis of WCLRTI were divided into 3 groups. Group 1 involved patients with pertussis shown by nasopharyngeal aspirate culture (NAC) and/or PCR. Group 2 consisted of patients who B. pertussis was not detected by NAC however, clinicians still evaluated them as potential patients of pertussis. Group 3 involved patients with the diagnosis of ...
As families face back-to-school medical requirements this month, the country feels the impact of a vaccine resistance movement decades in the making.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is excited to announce that it has partnered with the Milwaukee Brewers Community Foundation topromote immunizations through public service announcements (PSA ’s) recorded in Spanish by Brewers’ catchers Yasmani Grandal and Manny Pina. In the sixty-second PSA’s, Grandal and Pina talk about importance of protecting your family by having them vaccinated against diseases like measles, mumps, whooping cough,...(see release)