Jab suggested for those working with children
Adults working with children should be immunised against whooping cough, researchers have suggested. You must sign in to continue reading this article Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - August 9, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: abrewerton Tags: Family health Editor ' s pick Featured Articles Latest News Source Type: news

Adults working with children should have vaccine
Adults working with children should be immunised against whooping cough, researchers have suggested. Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - August 9, 2013 Category: Practice Management Authors: abrewerton Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick *** Featured Featured Articles Latest News Source Type: news

Whooping Cough
Title: Whooping CoughCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 8/20/2013 2:47:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hepatitis C General)
Source: MedicineNet Hepatitis C General - August 5, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Whooping cough booster not enough to stop outbreaks
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Giving adolescents and adults a booster shot of the whooping cough vaccine offers some protection against the infection - but not enough to prevent outbreaks, according to a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Booster Not Enough to Stop Outbreaks
Giving adolescents and adults a booster shot of the whooping cough vaccine offers some protection against the infection - but not enough to prevent outbreaks, according to a new study.Source: Reuters Health Related MedlinePlus Pages: Immunization, Whooping Cough (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tdap Not Enough to Block Whooping Cough OutbreaksTdap Not Enough to Block Whooping Cough Outbreaks
Giving adolescents and adults the reduced acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine offers some protection against infection, but not enough to prevent outbreaks. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 31, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Whooping cough vaccine is only moderately effective in adolescents and adults
Researchers have found that the pertussis "booster" vaccine, also known as reduced antigen content acellular pertussis vaccine or Tdap, is only moderately effective at preventing pertussis among adolescents and adults. This is first study to assess the effectiveness of the Tdap booster in members of a new generation that has received entirely acellular vaccines appears in the current online issue of BMJ... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Immune System / Vaccines Source Type: news

Well: Whooping Cough Vaccine Lags in Efficacy
An analysis of more than 32,000 Californians older than 11 found the acellular pertussis vaccine to be 53 to 64 percent effective.     (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Whooping Cough Body Featured Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Vaccine Lags in Efficacy
Whooping cough, or pertussis, is on the rise. In California, for instance, the incidence of the disease rose in 2010 to its highest level in 50 years. One reason may be the change from a whole cell vaccine to the currently used a cellular version. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - July 24, 2013 Category: American Health Source Type: news

"Remain focused" on giving whooping cough vaccine
Local NHS and public health teams should “increase efforts” to vaccinate pregnant women for whooping cough, as cases are expected to rise over the summer months, Public Health England (PHE) has claimed Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - July 22, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Lalah-Simone Springer Tags: Children ' s health Women Infections Editor s pick Latest News Source Type: news

Paralysed with Fear: The Story of Polio by Gareth Williams – review
The history of polio and its treatment is one of dead ends, missed opportunities and downright skulduggeryMost British doctors and nurses working today will never have treated a case of polio. The closest most of us ever come to the polio virus is swallowing a sugarcube containing the oral vaccine or taking our children for their jabs. Today, we stand on the brink of eradicating polio from the world.Yet for anyone over the age of 50, polio still casts nightmarish shadows of babies entombed in iron lungs, children hobbling in leg irons and adults confined in wheelchairs. Seemingly appearing out of nowhere in unstoppable epi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 17, 2013 Category: Science Tags: The Guardian Culture Health Vaccines and immunisation Reviews Books Polio Science and nature Source Type: news

Menu of Partner Assays for the BD MAX™ System Continues to Expand
BD Diagnostics, a segment of global medical technology company BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), and Diagenode, an international biotech company based in Belgium, have announced the European-only launch of the Diagenode Bordetella pertussis/paraper… (Source: Hospital Management)
Source: Hospital Management - June 27, 2013 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

The Lifelong Health Impact Of Whooping Cough
People born during whooping cough outbreaks are more likely to die prematurely even if they survive into adulthood, research at Lund University in Sweden has found. Women had a 20% higher risk of an early death, and men a staggering 40%. Women also suffered more complications during and after pregnancy, with an increased risk of miscarriage as well as infant death within the first month of life... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Many U.S. Adults May Not Be Protected Against Whooping Cough
Many U.S. adults are not up to date on their whooping cough vaccinations, putting vulnerable babies at risk of the potentially deadly disease, according to a new survey. The number of whooping cough (Pertussis) cases is increasing in the United States. In 2012, over 41,000 kids and adults were affected by the disease, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the rates are at their highest level in 50 years... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Immune System / Vaccines Source Type: news

Many U.S. Adults Under-Vaccinated Against Whooping Cough, Survey Finds
Only 20 percent got shot within last 10 years (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 19, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Infections, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

Many U.S. Adults Under-Vaccinated Against Whooping Cough, Survey Finds
Only 20 percent got shot within last 10 years Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Immunization, Whooping Cough (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Can Be Deadly For Infants, But 61 Percent Of Adults Don't Know Their Vaccine Status
Cases of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, are on the rise in the U.S., recently reaching their highest level in 50 years. The disease can be serious or even fatal to newborns who have not yet received vaccinations. Effective vaccines against pertussis have been available for many decades, but that vaccine protection can wear off over time. A new University of Michigan poll shows that 61 percent of adults say they don't know when they were last vaccinated against pertussis, which could mean they might be unwittingly exposing vulnerable babies to the disease... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Immune System / Vaccines Source Type: news

Many U.S. Adults Under-Vaccinated Against Whooping Cough, Survey Finds
Title: Many U.S. Adults Under-Vaccinated Against Whooping Cough, Survey FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/19/2013 10:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hepatitis C General)
Source: MedicineNet Hepatitis C General - June 19, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Whooping cough has lifelong health impact, study finds
(Lund University) People born during whooping cough outbreaks are more likely to die prematurely even if they survive into adulthood, research at Lund University in Sweden has found. Women had a 20 percent higher risk of an early death, and men a staggering 40 percent. Women also suffered more complications during and after pregnancy, with an increased risk of miscarriage as well as infant death within the first month of life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 18, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Whooping cough can be deadly for infants, but 61 percent of adults don't know their vaccine status
(University of Michigan Health System) A new University of Michigan poll shows that 61 percent of adults say they don't know when they were last vaccinated against pertussis, which could mean they might be unwittingly exposing vulnerable babies to the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 17, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Protected Against Whooping Cough? Most Adults Don’t Know
Rates of whooping cough in the United States are at their highest level in decades, yet most adults don't know whether they are adequately protected against the disease, results from a new poll suggest. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - June 17, 2013 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Vitamins: stop taking the pills
This article was corrected on 7 June 2013. During editing, a line in the fifth from last paragraph, beginning 'Another example is St John's wort…' was accidentally transposed, leading to the suggestion that serotonin was a medicine rather than a brain chemical.Alternative medicineHealth & wellbeingHealthCancerCancerMedical researchPharmaceuticals industryDepressionguardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds     (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 7, 2013 Category: Science Tags: The Guardian Depression Pharmaceuticals industry Health Medical research & wellbeing Society Extracts Features Cancer Life and style Alternative medicine Science Source Type: news

Vaccine Exemptions Rising, Tied to Whooping CoughVaccine Exemptions Rising, Tied to Whooping Cough
The number of New York parents who had their child skip at least one required vaccine due to religious reasons increased over the past decade, according to a new study. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Gellar: Let's protect our babies
In babies, pertussis -- also known as whooping cough -- can be fatal. In a majority of infant cases, researchers found family members were responsible. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Cases Rise as Parents Opt Out of Vaccine
In New York, study found unvaccinated kids were 14 times more likely to get illness Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Childhood Immunization, Whooping Cough (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Cases Rise as Parents Opt Out of Vaccine
Title: Whooping Cough Cases Rise as Parents Opt Out of VaccineCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/3/2013 10:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - June 3, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Vaccine exemptions rising, tied to whooping cough
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The number of New York parents who had their child skip at least one required vaccine due to religious reasons increased over the past decade, according to a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pertussis Cases Climb with Vax Exemptions (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- As rates of religious exemption from childhood vaccination rise, so does the incidence of whooping cough, even among vaccinated children, researchers reported. (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - June 3, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Cases Rise as Parents Opt Out of Vaccine
Parents who opt out of vaccinating their children are putting their own kids and others around them at risk of serious illness, finds a study conducted in New York. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - June 3, 2013 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Top Stories: Quantum Links, Whooping Cough, and the Science of Itching
Some of our favorite stories of this week (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - May 24, 2013 Category: Science Source Type: news

In The Resurgence Of Whooping Cough, Leading Explanations Don't Stand Up To Scrutiny
Whooping cough has exploded in the United States and some other developed countries in recent decades, and many experts suspect ineffective childhood vaccines for the alarming resurgence. Some say the vaccine wears off quicker than public health officials had previously believed. Others suggest that the vaccine protects against illness but does not prevent transmission of the bacterial disease, which is also known as pertussis... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 22, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Study: Older Whooping Cough Vaccine More Effective
But it was phased out because of side effects; newer version works, study notes (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Newer whopping cough vaccines less effective than older shots, says study
Older vaccines for whooping cough were phased out in 1990s due to side effects (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Newer whooping cough vaccines less effective than older shots, says study
Older vaccines for whooping cough were phased out in 1990s due to side effects (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Older Whooping Cough Vaccine More Effective
But it was phased out because of side effects; newer version works, study notes (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 20, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Infections, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

Older Whooping Cough Vaccine More Effective
But it was phased out because of side effects; newer version works, study notes Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Childhood Immunization, Whooping Cough (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Older Whooping Cough Vaccine More Effective
Title: Study: Older Whooping Cough Vaccine More EffectiveCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/20/2013 10:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/20/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hepatitis C General)
Source: MedicineNet Hepatitis C General - May 20, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uptick in Whooping Cough Linked to Subpar Vaccines
Newer shots are safer, but not as effective as older ones (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - May 20, 2013 Category: Science Source Type: news

Newer whooping cough vaccine not as protective
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A newer version of the whooping cough vaccine doesn't protect kids as well as the original, which was phased out in the 1990s because of safety concerns, according to a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Newer Whooping Cough Vaccines Fall Flat (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Youngsters who received older whole-cell whooping cough vaccines had greater protection during a recent outbreak than those who got newer acellular medications, researchers reported. (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - May 20, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Leading explanations for whooping cough's resurgence don't stand up to scrutiny
(University of Michigan) Whooping cough has exploded in the United States and some other developed countries in recent decades, and many experts suspect ineffective childhood vaccines for the alarming resurgence. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 20, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Latest whooping cough cases published by PHE
This report comes as Public Health England, the Department of Health and NHS England confirm the extension of the vaccination campaign to immunise all pregnant women against whooping cough between week 28 and 38 of their pregnancy. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 13, 2013 Category: UK Health Authors: Maria Axford Source Type: news

Irish team develops improved whooping cough vaccine
Resurgence of the disease means a better treatment is needed     (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - May 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pertussis vaccine uptake in pregnant women February 2013
The provisional data suggest that in England, nearly 60% of pregnant women due to give birth during February were vaccinated against whooping cough. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 22, 2013 Category: UK Health Authors: Maria Axford Source Type: news

Whooping cough vaccinations to continue
GPs and practice nurses will continue to offer whooping cough vaccines to pregnant women read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - April 12, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Lalah-Simone Springer Tags: Children ' s health Family health Infections Editor s pick Latest News Source Type: news

Whole-Cell Pertussis Vaccine Shot Boosts Later ProtectionWhole-Cell Pertussis Vaccine Shot Boosts Later Protection
Protection against whooping cough was better in the past, with an older whole-cell pertussis vaccine (wP), than it is now with a series of doses of acellular pertussis vaccine (aP), a new study shows. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Maternal Immunisation ('Cocooning') Before Pregnancy Halves Risk Of Whooping Cough In Infants Less Than 4 Months Of Age
The results of a study of the impact of a pertussis vaccine "cocooning" strategy for adults in New South Wales shows that a mother receiving the whooping cough vaccine before delivery lowers the risk of whooping cough (pertussis) infection in very young infants... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Immunity Wanes After Last Dose of Whooping Cough Vaccine
Even though high numbers of the vaccine for whooping cough have been administered throughout the United States, incidence of pertussis is still at its highest in years. One reason could be that after the fifth dose is administered, immunity starts to wane. (Pertussis is the medical term for whooping cough.) Research from the U.S... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Whooping cough vaccine protection wanes as kids age
(Reuters) - Protection against whooping cough starts to weaken a few years after preschool children get their final shot, according to a U.S. study, meaning that some children may be at risk of developing the disease before they can get a booster shot. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Whooping cough vaccine may wane earlier
ATLANTA, March 11 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers found evidence immunity to whooping cough, or pertussis, wanes before children get a booster shot at age 11 or 12. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news