Whooping cough outbreak cases fall
The number of people catching whooping cough continues to fall in England and Wales, official figures show. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Further drop in whooping cough cases
Cases of whooping cough have continued to decline for the third month running after a peak of more than 9,700 cases in 2012 read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - March 1, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Lalah-Simone Springer Tags: Children ' s health Infections Editor s pick Latest News Source Type: news

Cases of whooping cough continue to decrease: 1 March 2013
Figures published by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) today show that confirmed cases of whooping cough in England and Wales have continued to decrease with 668 cases reported in January 2013, compared to 835 cases in December 2012. (Source: Health Protection Agency)
Source: Health Protection Agency - March 1, 2013 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

HPA: Cases of whooping cough continue to decrease
Source: Health Protection Agency (HPA) Area: News Current figures published by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) show that confirmed cases of whooping cough in England and Wales have continued to decrease with 668 cases reported in January 2013, compared to 835 cases in December 2012. Although this will be the third month in a row that cases have decreased, the overall numbers remain unusually high following a sustained outbreak during 2012 which saw a record 9,741 cases (provisional number). The press release also notes that large numbers of cases continue to be reported in those aged 15 years and older with 579 cases r...
Source: NeLM - News - March 1, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Cases of whooping cough continue to decrease
Although number of cases still high, cases decrease for third month runningRelated items from OnMedicaWhooping cough cases at all time highPregnant women to be offered pertussis vaccineTenth whooping cough death as number of cases soarsWhooping cough reports show slight declineWhooping cough outbreak slows (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 1, 2013 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: Protecting Babies from Whooping Cough
Adults should be vaccinated Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Immunization, Infant and Newborn Care, Whooping Cough (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Protecting Babies From Whooping Cough
Title: Health Tip: Protecting Babies From Whooping CoughCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/27/2013 8:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/27/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - February 27, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Health Tip: Protecting Babies From Whooping Cough
Adults should be vaccinated (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 27, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Infections, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, FYI, Source Type: news

Tdap vaccine: Now recommended during pregnancy
As whooping cough makes a comeback, the CDC encourages the Tdap vaccine for pregnant women. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - February 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Moms-to-be should get pertussis vaccine
ATLANTA, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. health officials say women should get whooping cough vaccine every time they are pregnant, to protect infants. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Symptoms
Title: Whooping Cough SymptomsCategory: Doctor's & Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 2/20/2013 4:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 2/20/2013 4:36:31 PM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - February 20, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Whooping cough down after record year
LONDON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The number of confirmed cases of whooping cough in England and Wales last year was almost 10 times higher than cases reported in 2011, health officials said. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Whooping Cough Strain in US Raises Questions
From Associated Press (February 6, 2013) NEW YORK -- Researchers have discovered the first U.S. cases of whooping cough caused by a germ that may be resistant to the vaccine. Health officials are looking into whether cases like the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 7, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Possibly vaccine-resistant whooping cough strain found in U.S.
It may be resistant to the vaccine and may have contributed to nation's worst whooping cough year since 1955, experts say (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some Whooping Cough Strains Now Outsmarting Vaccine
Title: Some Whooping Cough Strains Now Outsmarting VaccineCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/6/2013 6:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 2/7/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hepatitis C General)
Source: MedicineNet Hepatitis C General - February 7, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Some Whooping Cough Strains Now Outsmarting Vaccine
Current vaccine is still best protection against the disease, experts say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Immunization, Whooping Cough (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mutations in Pertussis May Account for Rise in Cases
(MedPage Today) -- The rising incidence of whooping cough in the U.S. and elsewhere may be a result of new mutations in Bordetella pertussis that may diminish vaccine efficacy, researchers reported. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 6, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New Whooping Cough Strain in U.S. Raises Questions
Researchers have discovered the first U.S. cases of whooping cough caused by a germ that may be resistant to the vaccine. Health officials are looking into whether cases like the dozen found in Philadelphia might be one reason the nation just had its worst year for whooping cough in six decades. The new bug was previously reported in Japan, France and Finland. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - February 6, 2013 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Some Whooping Cough Strains Now Outsmarting Vaccine
The bacteria responsible for whooping cough may be evolving into different strains, and the current vaccine can't offer complete protection against these new strains, researchers report. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - February 6, 2013 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Cases of whooping cough decline after record numbers in 2012
The total figure for 2012 is almost 10 times higher than the number of cases reported in 2011 (1,119) and in 2008 (902) – the last peak year before this current outbreak. More …. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 5, 2013 Category: UK Health Authors: Maria Axford Source Type: news

Whooping cough cases drop
England’s whooping cough cases have dropped for the second month running, following record numbers of infections in 2012 read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - February 4, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Lalah-Simone Springer Tags: Children ' s health Infections Editor s pick Latest News Source Type: news

HPA reports decline in cases of whooping cough after record numbers in 2012
Source: Health Protection Agency (HPA) Area: News According to figures published by the Health Protection Agency (HPA), there were 9,741 confirmed cases of whooping cough reported in England and Wales in 2012 - this is almost 10 times higher than the number of cases reported in previous years (1,119 in 2011 and 902 in 2008). The highest number of cases (8,059) were reported in those aged 15 and over.   The figures for December 2012 show a decrease in the reported number of cases of whooping cough for the second month running (832 compared with 1,168 in November 2012).  The HPA cautions however that it usuall...
Source: NeLM - News - February 4, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Whooping cough outbreak slows
Whooping cough cases fall for second month in a row, HPA figures for England and Wales showRelated items from OnMedicaWhooping cough cases riseWhooping cough cases at all time highTenth whooping cough death as number of cases soarsWhooping cough reports show slight decline (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 2, 2013 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Whooping cough cases 'falling'
The largest outbreak of whooping cough for 20 years shows signs of slowing as cases fall for two months in a row, Health Protection Agency figures for England and Wales show. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cases of whooping cough decline after record numbers in 2012
There were 9,741* confirmed cases of whooping cough reported in England and Wales in 2012, according to figures published today by the Health Protection Agency (HPA). The total figure for 2012 is almost 10 times higher than the number of cases reported in 2011 (1,119) and in 2008 (902) – the last peak year before this current outbreak. (Source: Health Protection Agency)
Source: Health Protection Agency - February 1, 2013 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Pertussis Outbreaks on the Decline, but Immunization Gaps Still Exist
Outbreaks of pertussis ballooned in regions across the United States in 2012, breaking records and causing hospitalizations and deaths. According to the CDC, more than 41,000 cases were provisionally reported in 2012, along with 18 deaths. And although report numbers may ease in 2013, the threat of whooping cough remains significant. (Source: AAFP Health of the Public)
Source: AAFP Health of the Public - January 31, 2013 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

New, simpler childhood vaccine schedule
Pregnant women should receive a whooping cough vaccine in the second half of each pregnancy, according to this year's recommended vaccine schedule for children and adolescents. In addition, the new schedule - published Monday by the American Academy o... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - January 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clinical review: Paediatric pertussis:
The management of pertussis (whooping cough) including making the diagnosis, suitable investigations, differential diagnoses and prognosis. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - January 30, 2013 Category: Primary Care Tags: 8 Care of Children and Young People Source Type: news

Clinical review: Paediatric pertussis
The management of pertussis (whooping cough) including making the diagnosis, suitable investigations, differential diagnoses and prognosis. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - January 30, 2013 Category: Primary Care Tags: 8 Care of Children and Young People Source Type: news

New, simpler childhood vaccine schedule published
Pregnant women should receive a whooping cough vaccine in the second half of each pregnancy, according to this year's recommended vaccine schedule for children and adolescents. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - January 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Panel Pushes Vaccine for Pregnant Women
Amid whooping cough crisis, new federal guidelines recommend mothers get vaccinated at each pregnancy to protect infants. (Source: WSJ.com: Health)
Source: WSJ.com: Health - January 29, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: FREE Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Vaccine for Pregnant Women Among New Recommendations
U.S. experts also say egg allergy is no longer reason to avoid the flu vaccine (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnant women should get whooping cough shot: CDC
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Moms-to-be should get a booster tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap) vaccine during each pregnancy to help protect their infants from whooping cough, according to a new vaccine schedule released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Vaccine for Pregnant Women Among New Recommendations
U.S. experts also say egg allergy is no longer reason to avoid the flu vaccine Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Immunization, Infections and Pregnancy, Whooping Cough (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - January 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Vaccine for Pregnant Women Among New Recommendations
U.S. experts also say egg allergy is no longer reason to avoid the flu vaccine (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 28, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Infections, Neurology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Obstetrics, Allergy, News, Source Type: news

90 percent of whooping cough outbreak victims are already vaccinated against whooping cough
The utter failure of the whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine to provide any real protection against disease is once again on display for the world to see, as yet another major outbreak of the condition has spread primarily throughout the vaccinated community. As it turns... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nearly half of U.S. children late receiving vaccines
(Reuters) - Nearly half of babies and toddlers in the United States aren't getting recommended vaccines on time, according to a study - and if enough skip vaccines, whole schools or communities could be vulnerable to diseases such as whooping cough and measles. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Nearly Half of U.S. Children Late Receiving Vaccines
Nearly half of babies and toddlers in the United States aren't getting recommended vaccines on time, according to a study - and if enough skip vaccines, whole schools or communities could be vulnerable to diseases such as whooping cough and measles. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - January 21, 2013 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Vaccine timetable for children is safe, experts say
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The current guideline for immunizing children against polio, whooping cough, measles and other infectious diseases is safe, but should still be monitored, federal health advisers said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Policy Recommendation Approved For Immunizations For All Health Care Providers
The American College of Physicians (ACP) has approved a policy recommendation that all health care providers (HCPs) be immunized against influenza; diphtheria; hepatitis B; measles, mumps, and rubella; pertussis (whooping cough); and varicella (chickenpox) according to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Adult Immunization Schedule. ACP's policy exempts HCPs for medical reasons or a religious objection to immunization... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Immune System / Vaccines Source Type: news

Well: For DTaP Vaccine, Thigh May Be Better Injection Site Than Arm
Children are less likely to develop bad reactions to the DTaP vaccine, a routine immunization shot, if they get it in their thigh instead of in their arm, a new study shows. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 15, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By ANAHAD O'CONNOR Tags: Family Whooping Cough Diphtheria Body Tetanus vaccines Featured Vaccination and Immunization vaccinations Children and Childhood Source Type: news

A Shot In The Thigh Better Than Arm For Kids
A DTaP vaccination injection in the thigh is less likely to cause an injection-site reaction than one in the arm among children aged from one to three years, researchers reported. DTaP stands for diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis (whooping cough). The finding came from new research involving 1.4 million children at Group Health and 7 other Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) centers throughout the nation and was published in the journal Pediatrics. "These local reactions are the most common side effect of vaccinations... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

The Flu Shot Trifecta: Protects Mom, Fetus and Infant
If you’re pregnant and haven’t gotten a flu shot it’s time to get one, says Geeta Swamy, MD, a Duke Medicine obstetrician/gynecologist who recommends pregnant women get the vaccine before, during and even after the flu season peaks. “Maternal immunizations protect the mother, but have an even greater potential impact on your baby,” says Swamy, a nationally recognized expert on immunizations during pregnancy. “It’s only one vaccine but it has three very important benefits – it protects the mom, it protects the fetus by preventing the risks of preterm delivery and low birth wei...
Source: DukeHealth.org: Duke Health Features - January 14, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Children's Health Women's Health Source Type: news

American College of Physicians calls for immunizations for all health care providers
(American College of Physicians) The American College of Physicians (ACP) has approved a policy recommendation that all health care providers (HCPs) be immunized against influenza; diphtheria; hepatitis B; measles, mumps, and rubella; pertussis (whooping cough); and varicella (chickenpox) according to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Adult Immunization Schedule. ACP's policy exempts HCPs for medical reasons or a religious objection to immunization. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 14, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Game-based economics research explains why we roll the dice on flu shots
Using an online computer game that simulates the spread of an infectious disease among its players, researchers learned more about what motivates people to protect themselves from infection – from the flu to whooping cough. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 11, 2013 Category: Science Source Type: news

Whooping Cough: Study Identifies Infants At Highest Risk Of Death From Pertussis
A study released from the upcoming issue of the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (JPIDS) found that taking early and repeated white blood cell counts (WBC) is critical in determining whether infants have pertussis and which of those children are at highest risk of death from the disease. In 2010, California reported its highest pertussis rates in 60 years. Murray, et al.'s retrospective study used medical records from five Southern California Pediatric Intensive Care Units between September 2009 and June 2011... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Game-based economics research explains why we roll the dice on flu shots
(Wake Forest University) With 41 states having reported widespread and severe outbreaks of flu this season, timely new research sheds light on why less than half of the American population has gotten a flu shot. Using an online computer game that simulates the spread of an infectious disease among its players, researchers at Wake Forest University learned more about what motivates people to protect themselves from infection -- from the flu to whooping cough. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 11, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Influenza, not the only illness spreading
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Many U.S. adults and children are sick, either from influenza, a new stomach virus, what some describe as a miserable cold or whooping cough, officials say. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Technique IDs Deadliest Whooping Cough Cases
Take white blood cell counts early and often, study says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Laboratory Tests, Uncommon Infant and Newborn Problems, Whooping Cough (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - January 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flu Widespread, Leading a Range of Winter’s Ills
Public health officials say the flu season is off to an early start with an unusually aggressive virus. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. and KATHARINE Q. SEELYE Tags: Google Inc GOOG NASDAQ Whooping Cough Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Norovirus Influenza Boston (Mass) Winter (Season) Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news