Africa:Cracking the Cold Chain Challenge Is Key to Making Vaccines Ubiquitous
[The Conversation Africa] Over the years vaccines have prevented countless cases of disease and saved millions of lives. Infectious diseases like polio, measles, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), rubella (German measles), smallpox, mumps, tetanus and rotavirus used to be common around the world. Today vaccines can prevent them. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Whooping cough vaccine: The power of first impressions
(La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology) In their latest study, researchers at La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (LJI) report that individuals who had been inoculated with the newer pertussis vaccine as part of their initial series of shots, mount a weaker recall response when receiving booster shots later on. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Pregnant Women: Avoid Soft Cheeses, But Do Get These Shots
Doctors want to remind moms to get certain vaccines while pregnant. Whooping cough in particular can be deadly for newborns, but only about 50 percent of pregnant women get the vaccine. (Image credit: Nicole Xu for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Selena Simmons-Duffin Source Type: news

No Safety Concerns With Kids' DTaP Combo Vaccine
The shot protects against three potentially serious infectious diseases of childhood, including whooping cough (pertussis).  In recent years, the "anti-vaxxer" movement -- a small minority of parents -- has raised concerns that routine childhood immunizations might carry long-term health risks for kids. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pertussis (whooping cough): information for healthcare professionals
Public Health England has published information to enable healthcare professionals to identify, manage and test cases of pertussis. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 4, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Whooping cough more widespread than previously known
(Public Health Ontario) New research from Public Health Ontario and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences suggests that whooping cough cases in Ontario are nearly eight times the number actually reported, reinforcing the importance of up-to-date vaccinations to protect against illness and the spread of disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

From Declaration to Action: Improving Immunization in Africa
Inviolate Akinyi, a 46-year-old grandmother, got her granddaughter immunized using a mix of private and public clinics. Credit: Veronique Magnin – Habari Kibra VolunteerBy Joyce NgangaNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 25 2018 (IPS)Inviolate Akinyi, a 46-year-old grandmother, is certain that her grand-daughter needs to get all her vaccines for her to grow up healthy and strong. She uses a mix of private and public clinics in Kibera, one of the largest informal settlement in Nairobi, to get the 15-month-old the shots she needs. Mary Awour, mother to two-year-old Vilance Amondi, also believes immunization is important to protect her ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Nganga Tags: Africa Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

World Immunization Week 2018: Protected Together, #VaccinesWork
22 April 2018, Cairo – This year’s World Immunization Week campaign, celebrated from 24 to 30 April, aims to highlight that protecting entire communities with vaccines protects everyone and so the theme of this year’s campaign is “Protected Together, #VaccinesWork”.  Immunization is one of the most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Studies show that every US$ 1 spent on childhood immunization returns US$ 44 in economic and social benefits.  Immunization protects everyone – from infants to senior citizens – against disabling illnesses, disability a...
Source: WHO EMRO News - April 22, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Mali:Mali - Vaccinating 10,000 Children Over 60,000KM of Desert Roads
[MSF] Being vaccinated against diseases like diphtheria, measles, whooping cough, meningitis, pneumonia, yellow fever, and other potentially fatal illnesses is a commonplace event for many children. But in northern Mali, where a combination of insecurity, isolation, and limited health infrastructure means that many communities cannot access health facilities, it can prove difficult to protect children against these illnesses. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Study explains resurgence of pertussis
(University of Georgia) A team of researchers including scientists from the University of Georgia has found that the resurgence of pertussis, more commonly known as whooping cough, in the US is a predictable consequence of incomplete coverage with a highly effective vaccine. This finding goes against pervasive theories on why we are seeing a steady increase in the disease even though the vaccine is given at an early age. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 3, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Why Whooping Cough Has Made a Comeback
It's due to natural population turnover, incomplete vaccination coverage, and gradually weakening protection from a highly effective but imperfect vaccine, they said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flawed Vaccine Not to Blame for Whooping Cough Resurgence (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Increase in cases signals end of vaccine'honeymoon period,'study suggests (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - March 29, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Why Whooping Cough Has Made a Comeback
THURSDAY, March 29, 2018 -- Flaws in current whooping cough vaccines aren't to blame for rising rates of the disease in the United States, a new study contends. Researchers attribute a resurgence of the disease since the 1970s to factors that arose... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 29, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

More Evidence Explains Why Whooping Cough Cases Are Increasing
Another study confirms that waning immunity from the pertussis vaccine is the primary reason for increases in whooping cough cases. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tara Haelle, Contributor Source Type: news

Whooping cough resurgence marks the end of ‘honeymoon period’ where we weren’t exposed to the virus 
Research by the University of Michigan has revealed an new explanation for the resurgence of whooping cough in the US experts have incorrectly blamed on a low-quality vaccine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Decades-long trends, not flawed vaccine, explain resurgent whooping cough
(University of Michigan) Researchers and public health officials have struggled to explain the resurgence of whooping cough in the US since the late 1970s, and the suspected shortcomings of the current generation of vaccines are often blamed. But a new University of Michigan-led study concludes that the resurgence of the highly contagious respiratory disease is the result of factors that began in the middle of the last century, long before the latest vaccines were introduced in the late 1990s. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 28, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

‘Whooping cough' epidemic to hit US kids in late spring
US health officials are bracing for an outbreak of whooping cough, an infectious disease that is rarely serious in adults but can be deadly in infants and children who haven't had all vaccines. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cough? Get rid of your cold or flu symptoms with this simple home trick
COUGH medicines could help to relieve symptoms, which are often caused by a cold or flu virus. But, you could get rid of a dry, chesty or whooping cough with this easy home tip. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Flu Outbreaks Have Been the Worst in Nearly a Decade
The only thing worse than getting the flu is catching it after you’ve gotten a flu shot. It’s been a terrible year for outbreaks — the worst in almost a decade. Contributing to that is the high failure rate of this year’s vaccine. The current shot is just 25 percent effective against the H3N2 virus, this season’s most-often-identified strain by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The experts say, with enough time and money, they can do a lot better. “There has to be a wholesale change to how we make the flu vaccine,” said Amesh Adalja, senior scholar at Johns Hopkins Ce...
Source: TIME: Science - February 28, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized Bloomberg flu healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Flu And Whooping Cough Vaccines In Pregnancy Safe For Babies 6 Months Later
The evidence continues to show that the flu and pertussis vaccines are safe for mothers to get during pregnancy both for them and for their babies. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tara Haelle, Contributor Source Type: news

Vaccinating pregnant women is safe for babies
New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found vaccinating pregnant women against the whooping cough and the flu won't put babies at risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccinating pregnant mothers is safe for babies
(Reuters Health) - Infants are much less likely to get influenza or whooping cough when their mothers were vaccinated against these infections during pregnancy, and a new study suggests this doesn ’t pose a safety risk for babies. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Health Tip: Protect Baby from Whooping Cough
-- Vaccination is the best way to prevent whooping cough, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Whooping cough (pertussis) is a very contagious disease that causes about half its victims aged 1 or younger to end up in the hospital,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Whooping cough: Could YOU benefit from getting the bacterial infection vaccine?
WHOOPING cough is a contagious bacterial infection that can cause vomiting and difficulty breathing. But, is there a vaccine available to protect against the coughing infection, and should pregnant women get vaccinated? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whooping cough: Is there a vaccine and who should get the jab?
WHOOPING cough is a contagious bacterial infection that can cause vomiting and difficulty breathing. But, is there a vaccine available to protect against the coughing infection, and should pregnant women get vaccinated? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whooping cough outbreak grows to dozens of cases
Health department says about 1,000 people in the community had close contact with someone who has the highly contagious respiratory disease (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women want ‘more support and advice’ on flu and pertussis
Women want more support and advice from health professionals about flu and whooping cough vaccination in pregnancy, according to a new survey of recent mothers and pregnant women. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 24, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Ask Well: Should I Get Revaccinated as an Adult?
Certain adults should be vaccinated against measles, mumps and whooping cough, diseases that are making a comeback. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KAREN WEINTRAUB Tags: Whooping Cough Vaccination and Immunization Mumps Shingles (Disease) Tetanus Measles Source Type: news

Nigeria:Whooping Cough Kills 11 Children in Kano
[Vanguard] Eleven children have died from whooping cough at Kankwana village in Kiru Local Government Area of Kano State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:11 Children Die of Whooping Cough in Kano - Official
[Premium Times] The Kiru Local Government Council of Kano State says about 11 children have died of whooping cough at Kankwana village. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Fewer Newborns Get Whooping Cough When Moms Get Vaccinated Fewer Newborns Get Whooping Cough When Moms Get Vaccinated
Vaccinating mothers against whooping cough during pregnancy may prevent 9 out of 10 severe cases of this potentially fatal respiratory infection in their babies, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Fewer newborns get whooping cough when moms get vaccinated
(Reuters Health) - Vaccinating mothers against whooping cough during pregnancy may prevent 9 out of 10 severe cases of this potentially fatal respiratory infection in their babies, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

‘What Gets Remembered’: How Visiting a Cemetery Can Teach You About History
When planning vacation itineraries, graveyard visits may not be top of mind. But Loren Rhoads, author of the new book 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die, makes the case for going out of your way to see burial grounds. “I think it adds a depth to travel that you can’t find anywhere else,” Rhoads tells TIME. “I see cemeteries as kind of open air museums full of art and history and stories and nature and wildlife, gardening… When you go to a graveyard, you see what’s important to a society, what gets remembered.” Rhoads’ book features cemeteries large (like Père Lachai...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Begley Tags: Uncategorized Books Source Type: news

Whooping cough shot effective, but many pregnant women skip it: CDC
Tdap vaccination during pregnancy prevents whooping cough in three-quarters of babies -- but only about half of mothers-to-be get the shot, a new study reveals. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Shot Works, But Many Moms - to - Be Skip It: CDC
Timely vaccination can prevent three - quarters of cases in newborns (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 28, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Obstetrics, News, Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Shot Works, but Many Moms-to-Be Skip It: CDC
Timely vaccination can prevent three-quarters of cases in newborns Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Infections and Pregnancy, Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Vaccines, Whooping Cough (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Shot Works, But Many Moms-to-Be Skip It: CDC
THURSDAY, Sept. 28, 2017 -- Tdap vaccination during pregnancy prevents whooping cough in about three-quarters of newborns -- but only about half of mothers-to-be get the shot, a new U.S. study reveals. Researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 28, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Clinical Diagnosis of Bordetella Pertussis Infection Clinical Diagnosis of Bordetella Pertussis Infection
What are the best ways to diagnose Bordetella pertussis in patients presenting with prolonged cough?Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

BU: Resurgence of whooping cough may owe to vaccine's inability to prevent infections
(Boston University School of Medicine) The startling global resurgence of pertussis, or whooping cough, in recent years can largely be attributed to the immunological failures of acellular vaccines, Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers argue in a new journal article. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Whooping Cough (Pertussis)
Outbreaks of whooping cough are on the rise in the US. Review the diagnosis, prevention, and optimal treatment of this potentially serious respiratory infection in this article.U.S. Pharmacist (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

New insights into bacterial toxins
(American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) A toxin produced by a bacterium that causes urinary tract infections is related to, yet different in key ways from, the toxin that causes whooping cough, according to new research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 5, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Babies to be protected against deadly hepatitis B
The Hexavalent injection shelters against diptheria, polio, tetanus, whooping cough and Haemophilus influenzae type b as well as offering immunity against hepatitis B, Public Health England said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccine Lessens Severity of Pertussis Infections Vaccine Lessens Severity of Pertussis Infections
Even though vaccinations don ’ t always prevent whooping cough, people have milder symptoms of the respiratory illness and lower odds of serious complications with the vaccine than without it, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Cases Double in Indiana in a Year, Prompting a Call to Vaccinate
There were 136 confirmed cases of whooping cough in the state in the first half of 2017, compared with 66 in the first half of 2016, but an expert was not alarmed. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MAGGIE ASTOR Tags: Whooping Cough Indiana Vaccination and Immunization Centers for Disease Control and Prevention JAMA Pediatrics (Journal) Source Type: news

Vaccine lessens severity of whooping cough infections
(Reuters Health) - Even though vaccinations don ’t always prevent whooping cough, people have milder symptoms of the respiratory illness and lower odds of serious complications with the vaccine than without it, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Are YOU suffering the 100 day cough? Symptoms of whooping cough revealed
WHOOPING cough is a highly contagious bacterial infection of the lung - and could be causing your persistent cough. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are YOU suffering the 100-day cough? Symptoms of whooping cough revealed
WHOOPING cough is a highly contagious bacterial infection of the lung - and could be causing your persistent cough. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hepatitis B jab to be added to immunisations of babies born in UK
Babies born from the 1 August will be offered new “hexavalent” jab in effort to clamp down on infections that cause cirrhosis and liver cancerAll babies born in the UK will receive the hepatitis B jab as part of their routine immunisations from the autumn in an effort to drive down viral infections that cause cirrhosis and liver cancer.The hepatitis B vaccine is to be added to the 5-in-1 jab that is already given to babies across the UK to protect them from diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio and bacterial infections known as Hib, or haemophilus influenzae type b, health officials said.Continue reading.....
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 9, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Hepatitis B Science Society Children UK news Source Type: news

Whooping cough: vaccination in pregnancy programme resources
Public Health England has published a leaflet and poster to support the whooping cough vaccination in pregnancy programme. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 5, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news