Waning Whooping Cough Immunity Blamed in Outbreaks
Teens have very little protection just a few years after vaccination, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Immunization, Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Vaccines, Whooping Cough (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whooping cough protection fades fast after Tdap booster, study finds
A booster vaccine for whooping cough, which many states require for middle school-aged children, does not provide long-lasting protection, a study finds. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Waning Whooping Cough Immunity Blamed in Outbreaks
Title: Waning Whooping Cough Immunity Blamed in OutbreaksCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/5/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/5/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - February 5, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Well: Whooping Cough Booster Shot May Offer Only Short-Term Protection
The rapidly fading effectiveness of the pertussis booster vaccine may help explain recent widespread outbreaks of whooping cough. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - February 5, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Whooping Cough Pregnancy and Childbirth Coughs Live Featured Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news

Well: Whooping Cough Booster Shot May Offer Only Short-Term Protection
The rapidly fading effectiveness of the pertussis booster vaccine may help explain recent widespread outbreaks of whooping cough. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Whooping Cough Pregnancy and Childbirth Coughs Live Featured Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news

Well: Whooping Cough Booster Shot May Offer Only Short-Term Protection
The rapidly fading effectiveness of the pertussis booster vaccine may help explain recent widespread outbreaks of whooping cough. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - February 5, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Whooping Cough Pregnancy and Childbirth Coughs Live Featured Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news

Why did so many California kids get whooping cough despite being vaccinated?
When California had its biggest pertussis outbreak in more than half a century in 2010, the kids who fell sick most were 10- and 11-year-olds. That struck public health experts as odd. Children receive five doses of the vaccine that protects against the illness — also known as whooping cough —... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - February 5, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Soumya Karlamangla Source Type: news

Why did so many California kids get whooping cough despite being vaccinated?
When California had its biggest pertussis outbreak in more than half a century in 2010, the kids who fell sick most were 10- and 11-year-olds. That struck public health experts as odd. Children receive five doses of the vaccine that protects against the illness — also known as whooping cough —... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Soumya Karlamangla Source Type: news

Waning Whooping Cough Immunity Blamed in Outbreaks
Teens have very little protection just a few years after vaccination, study finds (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 5, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Infections, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

Whooping cough booster vouchers don't boost immunization rates of caregivers
(University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing) A team of researchers evaluated the feasibility and impact of different interventions aimed at increasing the number of Tdap vaccinated caregivers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 3, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

CDC channels Natural News, now says whooping cough vaccine doesn't work... but recommends more vaccines anyway
(NaturalNews) It seems that the CDC's only mission is to acquire immunity against its own errors. Even though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is known to promote vaccines that incur over 20 possible side effects, including deafness, coma and permanent brain damage,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers study motivations of parents who refuse to vaccinate children
Pilot study investigates why parents choose not to vaccinate and why many do not to disclose that their children aren’t immunised, potentially putting others at riskThe health of pregnant women and their babies is at risk from parents who refuse to disclose that their children have not been vaccinated, according to researchers in Western Australia who have launched a pilot study to investigate the motivations of anti-vaccinators.Dr Bronwyn Harman, a families researcher with Edith Cowan University’s school of psychology and social science in Western Australia, said unvaccinated children could be carrying disease...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 24, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey Tags: Vaccines and immunisation Australia news Health New South Wales Western Australia Infectious diseases South Australia Medical research Microbiology Science Society Source Type: news

Florida Pertussis Outbreak Shows Vaccine Works -- But Not Well Enough
A pertussis outbreak sickening one in five mostly vaccinated students at a Florida daycare in 2013 reiterates two important messages when it comes to the whooping cough vaccine, say experts: getting vaccinated on time is more important than ever, and we need a better vaccine as soon as possible. The outbreak, described in a study in the CDC’s Emerging Infectious Disease journal, reports the first known outbreak of pertussis in a mostly vaccinated group of children in the U.S. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 19, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tara Haelle Source Type: news

Expert alert: Pertussis — What to look for and when to be treated
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, has been found in the Rochester community. Many Rochester schools, sports teams and day care providers are affected by this outbreak. Pertussis is a contagious bacterial illness spread when a person coughs or sneezes. Those at greatest risk of medical complications include infants less than 1 [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Rochester News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Rochester News - December 21, 2015 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Why ‘Tolerating’ Anti-Vaxxers Is a Losing Strategy
Now and then, in just the right situations, there’s a lot to be said for intolerance—especially when it comes to the safety of kids. We don’t tolerate bullying in schools on the false belief that a few scuffles can build character. We don’t tolerate smoking on playgrounds because parents should have the right to determine the tobacco habits of their second-graders. And we shouldn’t—but too often still do—tolerate parents who deny established science and refuse to vaccinate their school-age children, potentially endangering every other child in the school and the community beyond as...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - December 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized anti-vaxxers chicken pox childhood health Children Conspiracy Theories Disease epidemics vaccines Source Type: news

Scientists develop potential treatment for whooping cough
Stephen FellerAUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Scientists at the University of Texas have developed two antibodies that could reduce the occurrence and threat of whooping cough in unvaccinated children. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Engineers develop potential treatment for whooping cough
Engineers are making progress on a potential Whooping Cough treatment for vulnerable infants. In preclinical testing conducted on animals, the team demonstrated that their antibodies work as a prophylaxis to provide short-term immunity and as a treatment to accelerate recovery. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 3, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Baby's mom posts whooping cough Facebook plea
"For those of you sitting on the fence on whether to vaccinate ... maybe this video will convince you" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Well: Whooping Cough in Infants Tied to Epilepsy Risk
Whooping cough is associated with an increased risk for childhood epilepsy, a new study has found. The findings underscore the importance of pertussis vaccination in infants. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - November 17, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Family Whooping Cough Epilepsy Live Parenting Featured Source Type: news

Well: Whooping Cough in Infants Tied to Epilepsy Risk
Whooping cough is associated with an increased risk for childhood epilepsy, a new study has found. The findings underscore the importance of pertussis vaccination in infants. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Family Whooping Cough Epilepsy Live Parenting Featured Source Type: news

Well: Whooping Cough in Infants Tied to Epilepsy Risk
Whooping cough is associated with an increased risk for childhood epilepsy, a new study has found. The findings underscore the importance of pertussis vaccination in infants. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - November 17, 2015 Category: Nutrition Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Family Whooping Cough Epilepsy Live Parenting Featured Source Type: news

Heartbreaking Video Of Baby With Whooping Cough Has Strong Message About Vaccinations
An Australian mom has issued a powerful statement about vaccinations with a heartbreaking video of her baby. Mom Rebecca Harreman posted a video on Facebook that shows her 4-month-old son Austin suffering from pertussis, aka whooping cough.  (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));Okay so I know I said I'd let the hate go. But I'm tired. Damn tired. I...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 17, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

PHA: Remind pregnant women to get whooping cough vaccine
Nurses and health visitors should encourage women who are 28 weeks pregnant or more to get a whooping cough vaccine, the Public Health Agency (PHA) has advised Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - November 4, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: ltrevallion Tags: Children ' s health Baby Care Editor s pick Latest News Source Type: news

Childhood Whooping Cough Tied to Small Rise in Epilepsy Risk
But chances of any one child getting the seizure illness remain low, one expert says (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 4, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Infections, Neurology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

Kids' Whooping Cough and Risk of Epilepsy
But chances of any one child getting the seizure illness remain low, one expert says (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Childhood Whooping Cough Tied to Small Rise in Epilepsy Risk
But chances of any one child getting the seizure illness remain low, one expert says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Epilepsy, Whooping Cough (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infant whooping cough infection tied to later epilepsy risk
(Reuters Health) – Children in Denmark who were diagnosed with pertussis, or “whooping cough,” in early childhood appear to have an increased risk of epilepsy later in childhood, according to a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Surprise Link Between Epilepsy And Whooping Cough: What's The Connection?
One of the more common concerns parents have about vaccines is the fear their child will suffer seizures following vaccination. The fear is grounded in reality: febrile, or fever-induced seizures, can occur after vaccinations. Their risk even increases when the MMR vaccine is delayed, an ironic fact for parents who delay this vaccine out of misguided safety concerns. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 3, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tara Haelle Source Type: news

Pertussis Booster In Every Pregnacy Safe For Mother And Child, Study Finds
The resurgence of pertussis, or whooping cough, in recent years has left doctors, researchers and public health officials scrambling to find ways to protect those most likely to die from the disease: infants under 2-3 months old who are too young to be vaccinated. The most promising strategy — giving mom a dose of the pertussis vaccine toward the end of her pregnancy — means getting a booster in every pregnancy. The booster, called Tdap, actually protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 20, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tara Haelle Source Type: news

Pertussis Booster In Every Pregnancy Safe For Mother And Child, Study Finds
The resurgence of pertussis, or whooping cough, in recent years has left doctors, researchers and public health officials scrambling to find ways to protect those most likely to die from the disease: infants under 2-3 months old who are too young to be vaccinated. The most promising strategy — giving mom a dose of the pertussis vaccine toward the end of her pregnancy — means getting a booster in every pregnancy. The booster, called Tdap, actually protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 20, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tara Haelle Source Type: news

Flu, whooping cough vaccine combo safe in pregnancy
Study of more than 36,000 pregnant women is reassuring, say experts (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An In Vitro Assay for Substrate Translocation by FhaC in Liposomes
The two-partner secretion (TPS) pathway is used by gram-negative bacteria to secrete a large family of virulence exoproteins. Its name is derived from the fact that it involves two proteins, a secreted TpsA protein and a cognate TpsB transporter in the outer membrane. A typical TPS system is represented by the filamentous hemagglutinin FhaB (TpsA protein) and its transporter FhaC (TpsB protein) of Bordetella pertussis. Results from mutational analysis and heterologous expression experiments suggested that FhaC is essential for FhaB translocation across the outer membrane of bacteria. We have devised a cell-free biochemical...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Protein Science - October 6, 2015 Category: Biochemistry Source Type: news

Whooping Cough's Rare Cousin Caused Outbreak (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Symptoms are similar to classical disease but current vaccine is no protection (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - September 21, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Dr. Carson and Dr. Paul: Pandering to Anti-Vaxxers?!? Really?!?
Being a pediatrician and a public health advocate, there were several things that bothered me about Wednesday night's "debate" about vaccines. Let's start with the first part of Jake Tapper's question: "Dr. Carson, Donald Trump has publicly and repeatedly linked vaccines, childhood vaccines, to autism, which, as you know, the medical community adamantly disputes." Mr. Tapper, there is no dispute. The medical community has repeatedly disproven any links between childhood vaccines and autism. We did our job. It's time to do yours as a journalist. The next part of your question to Dr. Carson, "Should ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 18, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Dr. Carson and Dr. Paul: Pandering to Anti-Vaxxers?!? Really?!?
Being a pediatrician and a public health advocate, there were several things that bothered me about Wednesday night's "debate" about vaccines. Let's start with the first part of Jake Tapper's question: "Dr. Carson, Donald Trump has publicly and repeatedly linked vaccines, childhood vaccines, to autism, which, as you know, the medical community adamantly disputes." Mr. Tapper, there is no dispute. The medical community has repeatedly disproven any links between childhood vaccines and autism. We did our job. It's time to do yours as a journalist. The next part of your question to Dr. Carson, "Should ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 18, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Take a Number: 732,000: American Lives Saved by Vaccination
A federal agency estimates that the vaccination of children from 1994 to 2013 will prevent hundreds of thousands of early deaths. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Whooping Cough Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Measles Deaths (Fatalities) Rotaviruses Tetanus Mumps German Measles (Rubella) Vaccination and Immunization Children and Childhood Hepatitis Source Type: news

Why Public Schools Should Require the HPV Vaccine
If you live in Rhode Island and your children go to public school, they will need to be vaccinated against the Human Papilloma Virus, or HPV. This is a new requirement—and not everyone likes it. Those who oppose the change point out that you catch HPV through sex, unlike infections like measles or whooping cough that you can catch if someone in the classroom has it and coughs on you. Why, they say, should the HPV vaccine be required for school? Because it could save lives, that’s why. HPV is the leading cause of cervical cancer. It’s also the cause of many other cancers, and genital warts. The vaccine, wh...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - September 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Claire McCarthy, MD Tags: Vaccines HPV hpv vaccine human papilloma virus Human Papilloma Virus vaccine Source Type: news

Siblings Give Babies More Pertussis Than Moms Do
Immediate family members gave pertussis to infants in two thirds of cases where the source of a baby’s infection could be identified, according to a new study in Pediatrics. Specifically, more than a third of babies caught pertussis, or whooping cough, from their brother or sister, the researchers found. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 8, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tara Haelle Source Type: news

Infants More Likely To Get Pertussis From Siblings
BOSTON (CBS) – Whooping cough, or pertussis, is a highly contagious respiratory illness that can be particularly dangerous for young babies. A new study finds that infants are more likely to catch it from their older siblings rather than their mom or dad. While routine vaccination of kids against whooping cough is recommended to prevent the spread, experts are also urging all pregnant women to get a booster shot in the last three months of pregnancy so they can pass on some of their immunity to their newborn babies. (Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire)
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Local Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Infants most likely to catch whooping cough from siblings
(Reuters Health) - Infants are now most likely to catch whooping cough from their brothers and sisters, a new study says. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Siblings now main source of infants' whooping cough
Experts say there are steps moms can take during pregnancy to help protect their babies (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Infants more likely to catch whooping cough from siblings than mothers
The AAP have found a shift in the source of transmission of pertussis from mothers to siblings and call for greater protection through booster vaccinations. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

Siblings Now Main Source of Infants' Whooping Cough: CDC
A change from past years, when Mom posed the biggest risk of infection (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Siblings Now Main Source of Infants' Whooping Cough: CDC
A change from past years, when Mom posed the biggest risk of infection Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Whooping Cough (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Well: Pertussis Passed to Newborns From Siblings
A new study suggests that siblings, not mothers, are now the most common source of whooping cough infections in newborns. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - September 7, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Family Whooping Cough Pregnancy and Childbirth medicine and health Parenting Featured Source Type: news

Well: Pertussis Passed to Newborns From Siblings
A new study suggests that siblings, not mothers, are now the most common source of whooping cough infections in newborns. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Family Whooping Cough Pregnancy and Childbirth medicine and health Parenting Featured Source Type: news

Well: Pertussis Passed to Newborns From Siblings
A new study suggests that siblings, not mothers, are now the most common source of whooping cough infections in newborns. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - September 7, 2015 Category: Nutrition Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Family Whooping Cough Pregnancy and Childbirth medicine and health Parenting Featured Source Type: news

Siblings Now Main Source of Infants’ Whooping Cough: CDC
A change from past years, when Mom posed the biggest risk of infection (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 7, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Infections, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Obstetrics, News, Source Type: news

Vaccination appeal as pertussis in pregnancy remains high
More pregnant women should be encouraged to take up the whooping cough vaccine, after new figures revealed the disease remains at raised levels in England. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - September 4, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New whooping cough figures prompt call for pregnant women to get immunised
New surveillance figures confirm that whooping cough (pertussis) activity remains at raised levels in England. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 4, 2015 Category: UK Health Source Type: news