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

'Anti-vax' mum's whooping cough regret
An Australian mother who passed the potentially fatal whooping cough infection to her newborn says she regrets refusing the vaccination. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Measles, Whooping Cough Casualties Not Six - Jigawa Govt
[Daily Trust] Dutse -The Jigawa State Government has said only one child died in Suletankarkar local government area of the state as a result of outbreak of measles and whooping cough, but not six persons. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The return of Victorian diseases: Doctors alarmed by rise in deadly illnesses
SCARLET fever, whooping cough, TB and scurvy killed off many Victorians. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scarlet fever and TB have doctors worried as new cases are being reported in UK
Since 2010, the number of people in the UK falling ill with whooping cough, cholera and scurvy has been rising steadily. Becky Jones, inset, is still recovering from whooping cough. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Going Back To The Old Whooping Cough Vaccine Could Save Lives
By: Rachael Rettner  Published: 03/29/2016 11:01 AM EDT on LiveScience Newer isn't always better — some researchers are proposing to bring back an older version of the whooping cough vaccine, because multiple studies show that today's version doesn't protect as well as the earlier kind. In a new study, researchers suggest vaccinating children with one dose of the older whooping cough vaccine — called the whole-cell pertussis vaccine — and then giving them four doses of the current whooping cough vaccine in early childhood. (Whooping cough is also known as pertussis.) Currently, children are given fiv...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 30, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Measles Reported In One Of California’s Most Unvaccinated Counties
Measles results in 146,000 deaths worldwide every year.  The school is closed because of the diagnosis. The county has one of the state's lowest vaccination rates. An unvaccinated child has been diagnosed with measles in a California county with one of the state's lowest rates for kindergarten immunization, the state's department of public health announced Tuesday.  The department is investigating the child, who attends Yuba River Charter School in Nevada County and showed symptoms of measles after returning home from from a trip overseas. He has recovered but was infectious at school on March 17. The sch...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pertussis Vax Wanes, Even With TDaP Booster (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Protecting against Bordetella pertussis infection remains challenging (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 29, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Studies underscore limits of Tdap vaccine
Replacing the first dose of acellular pertussis vaccine with its whole-cell predecessor could cut the rate of whooping cough by about 95% – including in neonates at greatest risk of severe outcomes,... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - March 28, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Studies underscore limits of Tdap vaccine
Replacing the first dose of acellular pertussis vaccine with its whole-cell predecessor could cut the rate of whooping cough by about 95% – including in neonates at greatest risk of severe outcomes,... (Source: Pediatric News)
Source: Pediatric News - March 28, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Andrew Wakefield, Disgraced Anti-Vax Doctor, Returns With A Documentary At Tribeca Film Fest
Andrew Wakefield is back in the news, thanks to a new, controversial documentary set to premiere at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival in New York. The film, directed by Wakefield himself, claims that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention orchestrated a conspiracy to cover up the "true" reason for America's rising autism diagnosis rates: vaccines.  This is a widely and soundly discredited assertion. Studies from the independent, non-profit Institute of Medicine, the World Health Organization and the CDC have all found that there is no link between receiving vaccines and developin...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 25, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Anti-Vaxxers Are Officially To Blame For The Rise In 2 Preventable Diseases
The recent rise in the U.S. of vaccine-preventable diseases has been largely blamed on those who refuse to vaccinate their children. Previous analyses have linked anti-vaxxers to certain outbreaks -- like last year's Disneyland measles outbreak -- but there was still some controversy over the connection.  Now a new review funded by the National Institutes of Health has found a correlation between vaccine refusal and the rise of measles and whooping cough (also known as pertussis), two common vaccine-preventable conditions.  Researchers at Emory University and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Healt...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 23, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Anti-Vaxxers Are Officially To Blame For The Rise In 2 Preventable Diseases
The recent rise in the U.S. of vaccine-preventable diseases has been largely blamed on those who refuse to vaccinate their children. Previous analyses have linked anti-vaxxers to certain outbreaks -- like last year's Disneyland measles outbreak -- but there was still some controversy over the connection.  Now a new review funded by the National Institutes of Health has found a correlation between vaccine refusal and the rise of measles and whooping cough (also known as pertussis), two common vaccine-preventable conditions.  Researchers at Emory University and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Healt...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccination aversion has fueled measles and whooping cough outbreaks, study finds
A comprehensive new study of measles and pertussis outbreaks in the United States suggests that adults’ reluctance or refusal to vaccinate themselves and their children has played a key role in the resurgence of diseases that had been largely eradicated in this country. In an analysis published... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - March 16, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

Vaccine Refusal a Driving Force Behind Measles Outbreaks, Study Finds
As trend continues, researcher fears more outbreaks of whooping cough, too (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 16, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Infections, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

New Study Shows Just How Dangerous It Is To NOT Vaccinate
Measles -- a disease that was completely eliminated in the United States 15 years ago -- has captured national attention recently, thanks to outbreaks among unvaccinated travelers who have contracted the disease abroad. At the same time, anti-vaccination sentiments have found footing among some parents worried over unfounded safety concerns.  Now, a new study shows just how closely the two phenomena are intertwined. More than half of reported measles cases in recent outbreaks in the U.S. were among unvaccinated individuals -- most of whom were intentionally unvaccinated for philosophical, rather than medical, rea...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 15, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Vaccine Refusal Drives Measles Outbreaks: Study
As trend continues, researcher fears more outbreaks of whooping cough, too (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccine Refusal a Driving Force Behind Measles Outbreaks, Study Finds
As trend continues, researcher fears more outbreaks of whooping cough, too (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - March 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccine Refusal a Driving Force Behind Measles Outbreaks, Study Finds
As trend continues, researcher fears more outbreaks of whooping cough, too Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Childhood Immunization, Measles, Whooping Cough (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccine Refusal a Driving Force Behind Measles Outbreaks, Study Finds
TUESDAY, March 15, 2016 -- A look at recent measles outbreaks in the United States finds more than half of the cases involved unvaccinated children. Vaccine refusal was also often the culprit in whooping cough (pertussis) outbreaks as well,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 15, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Kenya: Protect Babies From the Whooping Cough
[Nation] Last month, I asked the obstetrician if she could vaccinate my wife against pertussis, or whooping cough. Her answer was: "It is not recommended." (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 11, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Ask Well: Ask Well: Booster Shots for Grown-Ups
By your early 20s, there’s a good chance you are due for some booster vaccinations. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - March 8, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Ask Well Whooping Cough Tetanus Live Featured Vaccination and Immunization Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Source Type: news

Ask Well: Ask Well: Booster Shots for Grown-Ups
By your early 20s, there’s a good chance you are due for some booster vaccinations. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Ask Well Whooping Cough Tetanus Live Featured Vaccination and Immunization Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Source Type: news

Ask Well: Ask Well: Booster Shots for Grown-Ups
By your early 20s, there’s a good chance you are due for some booster vaccinations. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - March 8, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Ask Well Whooping Cough Tetanus Live Featured Vaccination and Immunization Human Papillomavirus (HPV) 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 United States in recent years even though many people are vaccinated. As part of the FDA's commitment to protect the public health, FDA scientists are working to learn why more cases are occurring, and how vaccines which are already safe and effective can be made even better. Here's what you should know. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - March 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When Zika Turns Deadlier: How Anti-Vaccination Misinformation Could Exacerbate an International Health Emergency
The world is in a frenzy over the Zika virus. Researchers established a link between its rise in Brazil and cases of congenital microcephaly in babies of infected pregnant women, with infants born with smaller than expected heads and improper brain development. As of November last year, Brazil's northeastern state of Pernambuco recorded 646 babies born with microcephaly. On February 1, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the virus and its suspected link to birth defects an international public health emergency. Though we don't yet understand the exact relationship between Zika and microcephaly, there is clear cau...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zambia: Zambia Vaccinates 86 Percent Children
[Times of Zambia] Addis Ababa -Zambia has immunised 86 per cent of children countrywide against three infectious diseases namely, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus, also known as DPT3. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 26, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Well: Why Pertussis is Making a Comeback
Cases of whooping cough in the U.S. have spiked in recent years. The newer vaccine is not as effective as the old one, but it has fewer side effects. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - February 22, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Whooping Cough Antibiotics Coughs Live Featured Vaccination and Immunization Children and Childhood Source Type: news

Well: Why Pertussis is Making a Comeback
Cases of whooping cough in the U.S. have spiked in recent years. The newer vaccine is not as effective as the old one, but it has fewer side effects. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Whooping Cough Antibiotics Coughs Live Featured Vaccination and Immunization Children and Childhood Source Type: news

Well: Why Pertussis is Making a Comeback
Cases of whooping cough in the U.S. have spiked in recent years. The newer vaccine is not as effective as the old one, but it has fewer side effects. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - February 22, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Whooping Cough Antibiotics Coughs Live Featured Vaccination and Immunization Children and Childhood Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: What About Whooping Cough?
Whooping cough (pertussis) is a highly contagious respiratory tract infection marked by a cough so severe it chokes away the ability to breath. It's especially important for mothers-to-be and parents of young children to be aware of the cough and understand how to prevent it.  In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Jeff Olsen speaks with pediatrician Dr. Bob Jacobson [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 22, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

CDC advises pregnant women to get aluminum- and formaldehyde-filled Tdap vaccine despite lack of safety
(NaturalNews) The official vaccination schedule issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises all pregnant women to get the Tdap vaccine for tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough), warning them that, if they don't, their children could get... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Protection from the TdaP vaccine doesn’t last very long
Follow me at @drClaire When my patients come in for their 11-year check-up, I give them the TdaP vaccine. I explain to them that a big part of the reason we give it is to protect them against pertussis, or whooping cough. I talk about outbreaks that are happening all the time, how it can be especially dangerous for little babies, and how this vaccine can help stop them from catching pertussis and spreading it to others. It turns out that’s only true for about 2 to 3 years after getting the vaccine, according to a study just published in the journal Pediatrics. Before the early 1990s, we used a different kind of pertu...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - February 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Claire McCarthy, MD Tags: Children's Health Parenting Prevention Vaccines Source Type: news

Whooping cough makes a comeback as vaccine wanes
New study finds booster shot protection wears off in older kids; "Basically, we traded effectiveness for safety" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whooping cough protection fades fast after booster shot
Stephen FellerOAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- A vaccine booster shot meant to increase protection against pertussis fades over time, researchers at Kaiser Permanente found in a recent study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effectiveness of routine Tdap booster wanes in adolescents
A new study found that the Tdap booster vaccine provides moderate protection against whooping cough during the first year after vaccination, but its effectiveness wanes to less than 9 percent after four years among teenagers who have received only a newer form of the whooping cough vaccine (acellular pertussis vaccine) as infants and children. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 5, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Waning Whooping Cough Immunity Blamed in Outbreaks
Teens have very little protection just a few years after vaccination, study finds (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news