How Hepatitis Became A Hidden Epidemic In Africa
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More day cares near by, more germs? Maybe not, according to whooping cough study
Researchers looking into how a higher density of day care facilities may affect the prevalence of illness in a neighborhood and found that it doesn't really have much of an effect. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 23, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

More day cares near by, more germs? Maybe not, according to Drexel whooping cough study
(Drexel University) A team of Drexel University researchers looking into how a higher density of day care facilities may affect the prevalence of illness in a neighborhood and found that it doesn't really have much of an effect. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Symptoms
Title: Whooping Cough SymptomsCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 2/20/2013 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/16/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - February 16, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases A-Z: Vaccines prevent diseases
"Vaccinations prevent infections before they occur," says Dr. Vandana Bhide, a pediatrician and internal medicine specialist at Mayo Clinic.?She says, "Childhood diseases, once thought to have been eradicated, such as measles, mumps, rubella and whooping cough, are making a resurgence in the U.S." from waning immunity or lack of immunizations. Watch: Dr. Vandana Bhide talks [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 13, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Why Skipping Vaccines Is A Public, Not Personal, Health Choice
(Reuters Health) - Too many U.S. adults are not getting vaccinated, putting themselves and others at risk, immunization experts say. According to the latest available data, about 44 percent of adults over age 19 had a flu shot; 20 percent had a TDAP vaccine, which protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis; and 20 percent of 19-to-64-year-olds at risk of pneumonia had that vaccine (compared to 60 percent of those over 65). Just 27 percent of those over age 60 were vaccinated against herpes zoster, which cuts the risk of shingles in half, according to new guidelines from the Advisory Committee on Immunization P...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 8, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Why Trump Will Lose His War on Science
Donald Trump, meet science. Science, meet Donald Trump. I bet you two are going to get along fantastically. OK, maybe not. It was never likely that an Administration that coined a term like “alternative facts” after just three days was ever going to be comfortable with a world of study in which facts are the hard, un-devaluable currency. If I tell you that the speed of light is 186,282 miles per second, you don’t get to argue for 187,000—not if you want to be taken seriously. But while you can’t change established science, you can try to deny it or silence it. On that score, the Trump team has...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - January 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized alternative facts climate change EPA onetime politics trump vaccines Source Type: news

Nigeria: '1m Children Die of Preventable Diseases Yearly'
[Daily Trust] Kaduna -About one million Nigerian children die every year mostly from preventable diseases including pneumonia, tuberculosis, poliomyelitis, hepatitis B infection, whooping cough, measles and meningitis among others, the President of Paediatric Association of Nigeria (PAN), Dr. Ngozi Ibeziako has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Government document confirms vaccine link to microcephaly
(NaturalNews) The adverse event-deniers who insist that vaccines are 100 percent safe and never cause any problems in children clearly missed a little-known 1991 study published by the United States Government. This paper reveals a clear link between the popular Tdap vaccine for tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough), and microcephaly, a neurological birth defect... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Mexico Sees Four Cases of Whooping Cough
Untitled by Mindy Olson P is licensed under CC0. New Mexico is seeing its largest cluster of whooping cough cases in infants since 2013. So far, four infants from Eddy, Curry, Rio Arriba and San Juan have a confirmed case. The cases have all been reported in infants under six months old. “Whooping cough is very contagious and can cause serious cough illness―especially in infants too young to be fully vaccinated,” said Department of Health Secretary Lynn Gallagher in a New Mexico Department of Health news release. “Getting vaccinated is the best way to prevent your child from getting it.&rdquo...
Source: Network News - January 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: NN/LM South Central Region Tags: Consumer Health General (all entries) Health Literacy New Mexico Public Health Source Type: news

Don’t Let History Repeat Itself: The Dangers Of Pseudoscience And Denialism
On Tuesday, Robert F Kennedy Jr. told major media outlets that he may head a new Commission on Vaccine Safety. The purpose of this commission, per Mr. Kennedy, is to debate the science. “[Mr. Trump] says that his opinion doesn’t matter, but the science does matter,” he reported.At first glance, the idea of an impartial commission to debate and resolve a controversy does not seem like a bad idea. Except for two big problems.The first: Mr. Kennedy is a vocal anti-vaxxer. He has openly and repeatedly supported the notion that vaccines cause autism. Thus, he is by no means impartial.The second: Vaccine safety...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From strep throat to RSV: Winter health cheat sheet
According to this study published in Pediatrics, vapor rub can be effective in decreasing nighttime cough. Please note that some children may experience skin irritation. Vapor rub is not recommended for children under the age of 2. Keep the nasal passages as clear of excess mucous as you can. Elevate the head when sleeping to help support comfortable breathing. Keep a close eye on your child’s breathing. Notify your pediatric health care providers of any changes in your child’s condition. You should notify your pediatrician or call 911 immediately if your child displays signs of respiratory distress such as:&n...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 12, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Meaghan O'Keeffe Tags: Health & Wellness Parenting Croup RSV strep throat whooping cough Source Type: news

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Newly Appointed Vaccine Chair, Has A Dangerously Anti-Science View
President-elect Donald Trump made his previously vague stance on vaccines much clearer on Tuesday, when he invited vaccine skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to chair a panel on vaccine safety and scientific integrity.  Like many people who speak out against current vaccination practices, Kennedy says he’s fine with the concept of the shots but strongly opposes the use of thimerosal ― a preservative that hasn’t been used in childhood vaccines in the U.S. since 2001.  Kennedy’s position against a scary-sounding chemical compound may seem measured, considering he has acknowledged that vaccines h...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 11, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Newly Appointed Vaccine Chair, Has A Dangerously Anti-Science View
President-elect Donald Trump made his previously vague stance on vaccines much clearer on Tuesday, when he invited vaccine skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to chair a panel on vaccine safety and scientific integrity.  Like many people who speak out against current vaccination practices, Kennedy says he’s fine with the concept of the shots but strongly opposes the use of thimerosal ― a preservative that hasn’t been used in childhood vaccines in the U.S. since 2001.  Kennedy’s position against a scary-sounding chemical compound may seem measured, considering he has acknowledged that vaccines h...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meeting with Trump emboldens anti-vaccine activists, who see an ally in the Oval Office
By Rebecca Robins The discredited researcher who launched the anti-vaccine movement met with Donald Trump this summer -- and found him sympathetic to the cause. Now, with Trump preparing to move into the White House, leaders of the movement are newly energized, hopeful they can undermine decades of public policy promoting childhood vaccinations. At the most basic level, they're hoping Trump will use his bully pulpit to advance his oft-stated concern -- debunked by an extensive body of scientific evidence -- that there's a link between vaccines and autism. "For the first time in a long...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother of boy who died from whooping cough thanks doctors who tried to save him
Perth mother Catherine Hughes lost her baby boy Riley to whooping cough at just 32 days old. She recently penned an emotional letter to all the doctors and nurses who tried to save him. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DBV, BioNet-Asia study needle-free pertussis booster vaccination
DBV Technologies (NSDQ:DBVT) and BioNet-Asia said today that the independent Data & Safety Monitoring Board positively reviewed DBV’s needle-free vaccine patch technology, Viaskin, and that enrollment in a Phase I trial for booster immunization against pertussis will continue into the 2nd dosing cohort. The Viaskin pertussis booster vaccination program will test the ability of DBV’s needle-free vaccine tech to epicutaneously deliver 2 different doses of BioNet’s genetically detoxified pertussis toxin, in the hopes of boosting immunity against whooping cough. The study enrolled 60 adults, ran...
Source: Mass Device - November 17, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Respiratory BioNet-Asia DBV Technologies Source Type: news

Nunavut ramps up vaccinations to beat largest whooping cough outbreak on record
The Nunavut government wants to get all Grade 6 to 9 students in the territory immunized by Christmas as it struggles to contain the territory’s largest whooping cough outbreak on record. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news

Do Your Part to Stop Spreading Colds and Flu
MONDAY, Nov. 7, 2016 -- It's easy to spread germs that cause colds, flu and other serious illnesses, including whooping cough and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). That's why you need to protect yourself and take steps to avoid infecting... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 7, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Common Vaccine Safe for Mother, Fetus
Finding should reassure women who get Tdap shot to help protect their infant against whooping cough (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common Vaccine Safe for Mother, Fetus
Finding should reassure women who get Tdap shot to help protect their infant against whooping cough Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Pregnancy, Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Vaccines (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pitt-developed program improves adult immunization rates at primary care offices
(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) A University of Pittsburgh-developed program successfully boosts vaccination rates in adult patients seen at primary care offices, two recent studies demonstrated. Physician offices participating in the 4 Pillars Practice Transformation Program had nearly three times the increase in patients getting the Tdap vaccine for protection against pertussis (whooping cough) compared to non-participating offices. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 28, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mom Changes Her Anti-Vax Stance After Entire Family Gets Sick
Kristen O’Meara refused to vaccinate her children for more than five years.  Then her entire family contracted Rotavirus, a potentially deadly stomach virus that can be prevented with a vaccination. It was a wake-up call she couldn’t ignore. O’Meara decided to forego vaccines when her first daughter, Natasha, was born in 2010. “I entered motherhood with what I thought was a healthy skepticism regarding vaccination,” she wrote in a New York Post article last week. The Chicago-area special needs teacher purposely sought out books and research that confirmed what she already believ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 27, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Parents should vaccinate children against whooping cough every three years
PARENTS should get their child vaccinated against whooping cough every three years, a new study warned. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whooping cough vaccine's immunity drops substantially over time
The vaccine to protect against whooping cough works well at first, but immunity drops off quickly, making it more important for babies to get inoculated when they're most vulnerable, Canadian doctors say. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Whooping cough: Experts discuss signs of contagious bacterial infection on This Morning
A WORRIED mother contacted GPs on This Morning over concerns her son was suffering with whooping cough. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Lessons From Hillary Clinton's Pneumonia Diagnosis
Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is recovering from a case of pneumonia she was diagnosed with last Friday. She was treated and advised to rest, but according to her doctor became “overheated and dehydrated” Sunday at a 9/11 memorial service.  Footage that showed Clinton needing to be helped to her car as she departed the service for a brief rest at her daughter’s apartment fueled speculation about medical conspiracies and “raised questions” about the state of her health and fitness to run for president. But the truth is that pneumonia is a common and highly treatable illness f...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Lessons From Hillary Clinton's Pneumonia Diagnosis
Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is recovering from a case of pneumonia she was diagnosed with last Friday. She was treated and advised to rest, but according to her doctor became “overheated and dehydrated” Sunday at a 9/11 memorial service.  Footage that showed Clinton needing to be helped to her car as she departed the service for a brief rest at her daughter’s apartment fueled speculation about medical conspiracies and “raised questions” about the state of her health and fitness to run for president. But the truth is that pneumonia is a common and highly treatable illness f...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 12, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

DBV Technologies begins patient enrolment in Phase I trial of Viaskin rPT to treat whooping cough
French clinical-stage specialty biopharmaceutical company DBV Technologies has begun enrolment for its proof of concept Phase I clinical trial of Viaskin rPT to treat Bordetella pertussis (whooping cough). (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - September 6, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

More Kids Will Get Vaccinated Under New California Law
This piece comes to us courtesy of EdSource, where it was originally published. Mississippi hasn’t had a case of measles since 1992. West Virginia last saw measles – a highly contagious virus that kills an estimated 314 people worldwide every day – in 2009. Now, with California’s new vaccination law rolling out shot by shot, the state joins Mississippi and West Virginia to become the third in the nation to adopt stringent vaccination school entrance requirements. And medical experts say disease rates are likely to fall in California as they have in those states. “It’s a good club to...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

“Double dipping” your chip: Dangerous or just…icky?
Double dippers are everywhere – the 4th of July barbeque, family reunions, Super Bowl parties, anywhere chips and dip are a staple. These are the people who take a bite and dip their chips a second time when they think no one is looking. Just ask George Leave it to George Costanza on Seinfeld to make double dipping a mainstream public health scare. The episode, which originally aired in 1993, brought shame to George as he was caught dipping a chip a second time at a wake. The partygoer objecting to this practice exclaims “That’s like putting your whole mouth right in the dip!” But is double dipping ...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - August 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Robert H. Shmerling, MD Tags: Health Healthy Eating Infectious diseases Prevention Safety Source Type: news

Get Vaccinated for a Healthy Back-to-school Start
By Stacy Simon It won’t be long before the new school year begins and students head back to the classroom - if they haven't already. Protect your children by making sure they are up to date with vaccinations. In fact, your state may require children entering school to be vaccinated against certain diseases. Check with your child’s doctor, your child’s school, or your health department to find out.Some diseases that are preventable through vaccines, such as whooping cough and chickenpox, are still common in the US. Thanks to vaccines, some other diseases are no longer common. But according to the Centers f...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - August 4, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Prevention/Early Detection Cervical Cancer Source Type: news

Medicare Monday: Access to vaccines for older Americans
When you think about vaccines, you may not think about the need for them later in life, but vaccines for older Americans are a critical component of maintaining health as you age. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, our immune systems weaken over time, which puts older Americans at higher risk for certain diseases. Important vaccines for older Americans include the flu, tetanus, hepatitis A and B, pertussis (whooping cough), pneumococcal, meningococcal, shingles and more. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - July 18, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Vaccines Part D Medicare Medicare Monday Source Type: news

Bordetella Pertussis: Concepts in Pathogenesis and TreatmentBordetella Pertussis: Concepts in Pathogenesis and Treatment
This review offers new insight into the pathogenesis of this infectious disease and discusses new and current treatment options. Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Whooping Cough (Pertussis)
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - July 8, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Uganda Rolls Out Compulsory Immunization to Dispel Anti-Vaccine Myths
Women wait to immunize their children at the Kisugu Health Centre in Kampala, Uganda, where free vaccinations take place. The nurse in the foreground is Betty Makakeeto. Credit: Amy Fallon/IPSBy Amy FallonKAMPALA, Jun 29 2016 (IPS)Patience*, a Ugandan maid, planned on taking her three-year-old son for polio immunization during the country’s mass campaigns a year ago, until her landlord’s wife told her a shocking myth.“The medicine they are injecting them with means the boy when he’s an adult won’t be able to reproduce,” Patience, 32, recalled to IPS what she’d been informed. &...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Amy Fallon Tags: Africa Development & Aid Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs Religion Women's Health immunisation Maternal and Child Health Uganda Vaccination Source Type: news

GPs welcome NICE advice on bronchiolitis in children
Guidance should help cut antibiotic prescribingRelated items from OnMedicaGPs slash total antibiotic scrips by over 7% in a yearPoint-of-care diagnostics needed to curb antimicrobial resistanceA fifth of children with persistent cough have whooping cough (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 23, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

'Please vaccinate your kids,' pleads mom of infant in hospital with whooping cough
A Vancouver Island mother whose baby is hospitalized with whooping cough says her sick daughter is proof that children who are not vaccinated can harm others. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Whooping cough outbreak strikes school with unvaccinated child... what happened next will never be reported by the CDC
(NaturalNews) We've all heard the horror stories about what can happen if you choose not to vaccinate your kids, and such kids are quick to get the blame when epidemics do occur. However, the experience of one mom shows a completely different side to the issue.In keeping with... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Please vaccinate your kids': mum shares SHOCKING images of baby girl with whooping cough
A MOTHER has posted heartbreaking photos of her baby girl after she unexpectedly caught whooping cough in a desperate bid to get other parents to vaccinate their children against the illness. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don't Fall For The Latest Zika Virus Conspiracy Theory
While it may not be the most widespread Zika conspiracy theory on the internet, it's certainly among the weirdest.  The fact-checking website Snopes revealed last Wednesday that at least a few people falsely believe Americans are immune to Zika virus, as these tweets demonstrate: @SpeakerRyan @WashTimes Say NO to more Obama requested FAKE #Zika virus funding. American immune systems are immune to it. Virus isn't new— Chad (@FlyOSUBuckeye1) May 22, 2016 @ABC dont spread propaganda about a non-existent threat to Americans Fake Zika war is a terrorist tactice— Barbara Adams (@SheSellsBoise) Ma...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 2, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Alaska scientist receives $1.6 million award for vaccine research
(University of Alaska Fairbanks) A treatment credited with saving about nine million lives a year worldwide and bringing major human diseases including smallpox, tetanus, whooping cough and polio under some degree of control is said to have begun with a milkmaid, a boy, a cow and a doctor about two hundred years ago.Yet in all that time, the details of how the treatment actually works are still unclear. Dr. Andrea Ferrante, a University of Alaska Fairbanks scientist, hopes to change that. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 30, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New App Advises and Reminds Pregnant Women about Vaccinations
The Maternal Immunations (MatImms) app is aimed at pregnant women to guide them about infections that could be harmful to them and their baby, such as flu and whooping cough, and which could be prevented by getting vaccinated in pregnancy. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - May 25, 2016 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Development Research and Development Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Shot Safe for Pregnant Women
It also offers short-term protection to vulnerable newborns, researchers say (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 24, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Infections, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Obstetrics, News, Source Type: news

Whooping cough shot safe for pregnant women
HealthDay News The whooping cough vaccine is safe for pregnant women, a new study indicates. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Shot Safe for Pregnant Women
It also offers short-term protection to vulnerable newborns, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Pregnancy, Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Vaccines, Whooping Cough (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Shot Safe for Pregnant Women
MONDAY, May 23, 2016 -- The whooping cough vaccine is safe for pregnant women, a new study indicates. The researchers also found the tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine, which protects against whooping cough, is critical for the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 23, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Pertussis vaccination in pregnancy is safe, study finds
Tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine is recommended for all pregnant women in the U.S. as the key medical intervention to protect newborn infants from pertussis (whooping cough). However, the safety of giving the Tdap vaccine to pregnant women has not been fully determined. According to a new study the Tdap vaccine is safe for both mothers and infants. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 12, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Bordetella pertussis Strain Lacking Two Vaccine ImmunogensBordetella pertussis Strain Lacking Two Vaccine Immunogens
Although this pertussis strain lacking pertactin and pertussis toxin is rare, any increased mutation in these vaccine immunogens may have serious implications for the efficacy of current vaccines. Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Whooping cough vaccination in pregnancy
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation has reviewed new evidence on the optimum time to offer whooping cough in pregnancy. As a result of the review it has now recommended that from 1 April 2016, vaccination should be offered between gestational weeks 16 and 32 to maximise the likelihood that the baby will be protected from birth. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news