Licensure of a Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis, Inactivated Poliovirus, Haemophilus influenzae Type b Conjugate, and Hepatitis B Vaccine, and Guidance for Use in Infants
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. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - February 6, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Diphtheria Vaccination Hepatitis B Vaccination MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Pertussis Vaccination Tetanus Vaccination Vaccine-Preventable Diseases and Specific Vaccines Whooping cough Source Type: news

Fears whooping cough is evolving into a SUPERBUG as doctors say a new vaccine is desperately needed
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. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Financial Penalty May Lead To Better Vaccination Rates, Study Shows
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-...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Health News Source Type: news

Anti-vaccination advocates are finding new ways to get around Facebook's ban on false claims in ads
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. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New science proves that vaccines SPREAD infectious disease, causing up to 15 times MORE infections among fully vaccinated children
(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... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Texas school with 100% vaccination rate forced to shut down due to whooping cough outbreak – and they want us to believe that vaccines work?
(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... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whooping cough outbreak sweeps through Texas school with 100% vaccination rate, PROVING that vaccines don't work (yet again)
(Natural News) A Texas school that touts a “100% vaccination rate” has been forced to close its doors and send students home after a whooping cough outbreak swept through the school, infecting students who were already vaccinated. The incident proves yet again that vaccines don’t work as advertised, and that infectious disease outbreaks very often... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

8 cases of whooping cough confirmed in N.W.T.'s Tlicho region
The N.W.T. Department of Health is issuing a public health advisory after 8 lab confirmed cases of whooping cough in the Tlicho region. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news

Case of whooping cough in Iqaluit confirmed by Nunavut Health Department
A case of whooping cough in Iqaluit was confirmed by the Nunavut Health Department last week.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news

Vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks and state legislative proposals
This study explored how health is associated with legislative activity by examining whether outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases, such as measles, mumps, whooping cough and chickenpox, were associated with the introduction of legislation in states to change vaccine exemption laws. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

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 dev...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Lakeville News pertussis Whooping Cough Source Type: news

Whooping cough bacteria ‘can hide in noses of healthy people’ - how to prevent the illness
WHOOPING cough bacteria can “lurk silently” in the noses and throats of healthy people, researchers in the UK have discovered. So how can you prevent the illness, what symptoms should you look out for, and how can you treat it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whooping cough outbreak declared in southern Alberta
Alberta Health Services has declared a whooping cough outbreak in part of southern Alberta. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Vital Signs: Burden and Prevention of Influenza and Pertussis Among Pregnant Women and Infants - United States
Influenza and pertussis cause substantial disease burden among pregnant women and infants too young to be vaccinated. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - October 10, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: Adult Vaccinations Infant Health Influenza (Flu) Influenza Vaccination MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Pertussis Pertussis Vaccination Pregnancy Vaccines Whooping cough Source Type: news

2 in 3 pregnant women don't get flu or whooping cough shots, CDC reports
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. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Only a Third of Pregnant Women Get Needed Vaccines
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. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnant Women Should Get Flu and Whooping Cough Shots, C.D.C. 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. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - October 8, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Pam Belluck Tags: Whooping Cough Women and Girls Vaccination and Immunization Pregnancy and Childbirth Babies and Infants Influenza Centers for Disease Control and Prevention your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Most Pregnant Women Aren ’ t Getting Flu And Whooping Cough Shots, CDC Warns
(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...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Flu Vaccine Pregnancy Whooping Cough Source Type: news

Most pregnant women aren't getting flu and whooping cough shots, CDC warns
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. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Only a Third of Pregnant Women Getting Vaccinations They Need
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... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How Anti-Vaccine Sentiment Took Hold in the United States
As families face back-to-school medical requirements this month, the country feels the impact of a vaccine resistance movement decades in the making. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman Tags: your-feed-science Vaccination and Immunization Smallpox Whooping Cough Children and Childhood Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Measles Parenting Autism Medicine and Health Babies and Infants Doctors Rumors and Misinformation Centers fo Source Type: news

Department of Health Services Teams with the Milwaukee Brewers to Promote Immunizations
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) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 20, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Premature Babies Lag in Vaccinations
Preterm babies were more than 20 percent less likely to have had required shots by 19 months. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Premature Babies Babies and Infants Whooping Cough Tetanus Vaccination and Immunization Hepatitis Mumps Measles Source Type: news

Pertussis (Whooping Cough): Overview Video Pertussis (Whooping Cough): Overview Video
This video provides an illustrated overview of pertussis, which is also called whooping cough. It covers the causes, symptoms, and proper approach for diagnosis and treatment.Osmosis (Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines)
Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines - August 2, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Students Commentary Source Type: news

California parents urged to vaccinate their kids after teen with whooping cough may have exposed 40
Humboldt County has a pertussis vaccination rate of more than 90 percent, but health officials are urging anyone who has not received the booster vaccination to get it immediately. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eager to Limit Exemptions to Vaccination, States Face Staunch Resistance
Legislators trying to curb the numbers of unvaccinated children have been met with vigorous opposition from upset parents. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Children and Childhood Parenting Freedom of Religion Whooping Cough Medicine and Health Measles Law and Legislation Mumps Epidemics Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Centers for Disease Control Source Type: news

‘They’re Chipping Away.’ Inside the Grassroots Effort to Fight Mandatory Vaccines
Christina Hildebrand went down a rabbit hole and emerged at the statehouse in Sacramento. That’s how she describes it–going down a rabbit hole–and in her case it happened 14 years ago, when she was pregnant with her first child. In a world filled with chemicals and toxins, processed foods and GMOs, she decided her baby would be brought up as naturally and chemical-free as possible. It was when she was researching how best to achieve that goal that she bumped into vaccines. That was a bad time to begin thinking about such things. The fraudulent 1998 paper by British physician Andrew Wakefield ostensibly li...
Source: TIME: Health - June 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger/Sacramento Tags: Uncategorized vaccines Source Type: news

Study: Whooping Cough Vaccine Power Fades With Time
The researchers said that the findings show the importance of keeping up to date on a child's shots, and the critical need to develop new and better vaccines against whooping cough. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Vaccine Effectiveness Fades With Time: Study
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 10, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

Whooping cough vaccine becomes less effective over time, study says
The modern vaccine for whooping cough becomes less effective as children age, a new study shows, highlighting the need for new vaccines to protect children against the highly contagious disease. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Vaccine Effectiveness Fades With Time: Study
MONDAY, June 10, 2019 -- The waning effectiveness of a flawed whooping cough vaccine is the main culprit in recent outbreaks of the highly contagious bacterial infection, a new study reports. More than four out of five confirmed whooping cough... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 10, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Waning potency of pertussis vaccine a significant contributor to recent whooping cough outbreaks
(Kaiser Permanente) New Kaiser Permanente study suggests under-vaccination is only one factor contributing to whooping cough outbreaks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 10, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

FDA Researchers Advance Science for Vaccines to Prevent Mumps and Whooping Cough
Reported cases of mumps and pertussis have risen in the US in recent years even though many people are vaccinated. As part of the FDA commitment to protect the public health, FDA scientists are working to learn why more cases are occurring. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - May 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Maine to Eliminate Non-Medical Exemptions for Vaccinations
(AUGUSTA, Maine) — Democratic Gov. Janet Mills on Friday signed into law a bill that eliminates religious and philosophical exemptions for vaccinations in Maine. Maine has one of the highest rates of non-medical vaccine exemptions in the nation, and health officials say the opt-out rates appear to be rising. “As we hear more reports of measles and other preventable diseases in Maine and across the country, it has become clear that we must act to ensure the health of our communities,” said Democratic Rep. Ryan Tipping of Orono, the bill’s sponsor. Maine will end non-medical vaccine opt-outs by 2021 f...
Source: TIME: Health - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Maine onetime vaccinations Source Type: news

Genomic Survey of Bordetella pertussis Diversity, U.S. Genomic Survey of Bordetella pertussis Diversity, U.S.
What can genomic data tell us about the circulation of Bordetella pertussis in the United States?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

FDA Researchers Advance Science for Vaccines to Prevent Mumps and Whooping Cough
Reported cases of mumps and pertussis have risen in the US in recent years even though many people are vaccinated. As part of the FDA commitment to protect the public health, FDA scientists are working to learn why more cases are occurring. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Washington State Limits Exemptions for Children Not Being Vaccinated
(VANCOUVER, Wash.) — Parents in Washington state will no longer be able to claim a personal or philosophical exemption for their children from receiving the combined measles, mumps and rubella vaccine before attending a day care center or school under a measure signed Friday by Gov. Jay Inslee. The state saw more than 70 cases of measles this year, and Inslee signed the bill at Vancouver City Hall, in the county where most of those cases were centered. The new law takes effect at the end of July. Inslee said that while the bill was an important step in public health, he warned it doesn’t do “everything ne...
Source: TIME: Health - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GILLIAN FLACCUS and RACHEL LA CORTE / AP Tags: Uncategorized measles onetime washington Source Type: news

A Smackdown in the Kennedy Clan Summons Up the History of Presidents and Vaccines
Family quarrels are usually private things—unless of course, the family is famous. A public spat among boldface names broke out on May 8, when three members of the Kennedy clan published a piece on Politico declaring that Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.—son of Bobby Kennedy—has been “tragically wrong” in his years-long crusade against vaccines, a crusade that seems especially irresponsible now as the country suffers through its worst measles outbreak since 1994. Kennedy has become a hero of the anti-vax crowd with his persistent claims that vaccines contain deadly ingredients, particularly a mercury-ba...
Source: TIME: Health - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized History onetime Source Type: news

A Smackdown in the Kennedy Clan Summons Up the History of Presidents and Vaccines
Family quarrels are usually private things—unless of course, the family is famous. A public spat among boldface names broke out on May 8, when three members of the Kennedy clan published a piece on Politico declaring that Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.—son of Bobby Kennedy—has been “tragically wrong” in his years-long crusade against vaccines, a crusade that seems especially irresponsible now as the country suffers through its worst measles outbreak since 1994. Kennedy has become a hero of the anti-vax crowd with his persistent claims that vaccines contain deadly ingredients, particularly a mercury-ba...
Source: TIME: Science - May 9, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized History onetime Source Type: news

Whooping cough outbreak declared in Fredericton
A whooping cough outbreak has been declared in Fredericton, where 10 children from "several" schools and two adults have been diagnosed since January, the regional medical officer of health announced Wednesday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/New Brunswick Source Type: news

Baby boy in California dies from whooping cough and officials urge pregnant women to get vaccinated
A baby in Orange County, California, has died of whooping cough - the first such death in the county in more than a decade. No details were released about the baby's age or sex. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Natural treatments for whooping cough
(Natural News) Whooping cough is a serious respiratory infection that requires plenty of bed rest and careful treatment. Thankfully, there are a number of home remedies that can hasten your recovery from the illness. These natural treatments can relieve the discomfort and trouble caused by the symptoms of the cough. Formally called pertussis, whooping cough is an infection of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Childhood vaccines: Tough questions, straight answers
Do vaccines cause autism? Is it OK to skip certain vaccines? Get the facts on these and other common questions. Childhood vaccines protect children from a variety of serious or potentially fatal diseases, including diphtheria, measles, mumps, rubella, polio, tetanus, whooping cough (pertussis) and others. If these diseases seem uncommon -- or even unheard of [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 3, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Reappearance of Victorian Era Diseases Highlight Importance of Clinical Laboratory Vigilance
As admissions for scarlet fever, whooping cough, scurvy, and other “Dickensian Era” diseases rise, medical laboratories must continue to consider uncommon causes when performing tests and providing data to physicians developing treatment plans Resurgence in once-rare diseases and conditions in both the United Kingdom and the United States highlight the importance of recognizing the unlikely […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - March 29, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Source Type: news

Whooping cough case at Texas Capitol leads to vaccinations
Texas health officials say nearly 50 people in the Texas Capitol have received vaccinations after a page in the House chamber became infected with whooping cough (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

CDC says whooping cough has mutated, making the vaccine less effective 
A new report from the CDC has found that the bacteria that causes whooping cough, Bordetella pertussis, has undergone genetic changes between 2000 and 2013. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genetic Shifts in Bordetella May Explain Surge in Pertussis Genetic Shifts in Bordetella May Explain Surge in Pertussis
The recent uptick in whooping cough may be explained, in part, by genetic shifts in Bordetella that reduce the efficacy of the pertussis vaccine, according to a new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - March 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

It's not just measles: Mumps, whooping cough and other vaccine-preventable diseases are still in the US
She walked into the emergency room with an infant in her arms. "My baby, please help my baby," she said between sobs. I followed her into the room and asked what her baby's name was and whether I could hold her. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whooping cough outbreak declared at Moncton High School
There are five diagnosed cases at the school, but a health officer suspects there are others that have not been diagnosed. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/New Brunswick Source Type: news