Why Whooping Cough Has Made a Comeback
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 11, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

Health Tip: Understanding Whooping Cough
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 11, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, FYI, Source Type: news

Few hospital websites educate pregnant women on Tdap vaccination and whooping cough prevention
(University of Michigan Health System) Pregnant women unlikely to find information for protecting newborns from whooping cough on hospital websites. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 4, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Why You Believe In Ghosts, Even Though You Know Better
(Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why You Believe In Ghosts, Even Though You Know Better
When Halloween rolls around, talk of witches, haunted houses and black cats is all in good fun -- right? Maybe not. For a surprising number of Americans, these scary symbols represent something real. A 2010 Gallup poll found that 20 percent of Americans believe in witches and 37 percent believe that houses can be haunted. Overall, three in four Americans have at least one paranormal belief, according to the Gallup data. But even if we don't harbor beliefs in the supernatural, many of us engage in superstitious thought or behavior without even thinking about it. When was the last time you knocked on wood, blamed an unluc...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 30, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Drop In Vaccinations Linked To Spikes In Preventable Diseases Around The World
(Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Which state does the best job of vaccinating kids? Mississippi
When it comes to vaccinating children against diseases such as measles, diphtheria and whooping cough, Mississippi is the model for the nation, new federal data show. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - October 16, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Big City: Fear of Vaccines Goes Viral
The anti-vaccination movement thrives in California, but in New York strict immunization requirements and doctors’ efforts help keep the movement from spreading. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 10, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By GINIA BELLAFANTE Tags: National Public Radio Whooping Cough New York State American Academy of Pediatrics Vaccination and Immunization East Coast (US) Source Type: news

Why are vaccines still important in this day and age?
At Pediatric Health, we feel one of the most critical decisions you can make for your child is to vaccinate them. While we appreciate there are conflicting signals sent by some via the internet or television, none of these arguments are valid in the face of the evidence.If you are on the fence about whether to vaccinate your children or not, you may want to view a PBS program called “Vaccines—Calling the Shots”.    See the link below. At birth our immune system is immature leaving us at risk for infections.  After two months of age, the protection provided by the mother drops off rapid...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - October 3, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Lives: A New Mother’s Fear About Coughing Fits
If I had pertussis, how many people would I infect? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 3, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By EULA BISS Tags: Whooping Cough Babies and Infants Coughs Vaccination and Immunization Children and Childhood Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Vaccine Rates During Pregnancy Fall Short: CDC
Title: Whooping Cough Vaccine Rates During Pregnancy Fall Short: CDCCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/25/2014 4:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 9/26/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hepatitis C General)
Source: MedicineNet Hepatitis C General - September 26, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Vaccine Rates During Pregnancy Fall Short: CDC
Infants at highest risk for illness and death from the infection (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 25, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Vaccine Rates During Pregnancy Fall Short: CDC
Infants at highest risk for illness and death from the infection Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Immunization, Infections and Pregnancy, Whooping Cough (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 25, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Generation and Use of Site-Directed Chromosomal cyaA′ Translational Fusions in Salmonella enterica
CyaA from Bordetella pertussis is a calmodulin-dependent adenylate cyclase. Fusions to the catalytic domain of CyaA (CyaA′) are useful tools to detect translocation of type III secretion system effectors from gram-negative pathogens like Salmonella enterica. These fusions are usually generated using plasmids with strong promoters. Here, we describe a protocol to insert the CyaA′-encoding sequence in a specific site in the bacterial chromosome in order to get a monocopy fusion whose expression is driven by the native promoter. We also describe the procedure to detect translocation of a CyaA′ fusion into ma...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Infectious Diseases - September 25, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Parents' whooping cough vaccines may protect babies
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - When babies are too young to get the whooping cough vaccine, vaccinating their parents might protect them from the dangerous infection, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

'Cocooning' Reduces Whooping Cough Risk in Infants'Cocooning' Reduces Whooping Cough Risk in Infants
A case-control study has shown moderate protection against laboratory-confirmed pertussis in infants whose parents received Tdap boosters. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

‘Infant Cocooning’ Becoming More Popular Among New Parents
BOSTON (CBS) – Angela Keizer and Brian Miller are counting the days until the birth of their baby girl. “This Baby is very unexpected and very special,” Angela said. They didn’t think they would be able to have a baby and so they are taking no chances when she arrives. “We are going to request that family members vaccinate before they see her,” Brian said. They want to make sure everyone is up-to-date with their pertussis, diphtheria and influenza vaccines before they meet the baby. It’s called infant cocooning and it is supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics. According t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen American Academy Of Pediatrics diphtheria Dr. Mallika Marshall infant cocooning influenza vaccines pertussis Source Type: news

Unusual discovery leads to fascinating tuberculosis theory
(National Science Foundation) Grade school history lessons often have it that American Indians largely were wiped out by diseases such as whooping cough, chicken pox, influenza and tuberculosis brought to the New World by European explorers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 20, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Idaho Reports Alarming Rise in Whooping Cough CasesIdaho Reports Alarming Rise in Whooping Cough Cases
Idaho health officials urged vaccination to combat what they said was an alarming rise this year in the number of cases of whooping cough, which has killed an infant and afflicted 240 other state residents since January. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - August 15, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Idaho reports alarming rise in whooping cough cases
SALMON Idaho (Reuters) - Idaho health officials on Tuesday urged vaccination to combat what they said was an alarming rise this year in the number of cases of whooping cough, which has killed an infant and afflicted 240 other state residents since January. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pregnant? Get Tdap in Your Third Trimester
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Related MedlinePlus Pages: Prenatal Care, Whooping Cough (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 6, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Vaccine Safe for Pregnant WomenWhooping Cough Vaccine Safe for Pregnant Women
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Whooping cough vaccine safe for pregnant women
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Pregnant women in their third trimester can safely receive the whooping cough vaccine to prevent infections in newborns, a recent study from the UK suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 31, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pertussis Peggy and Whooping Wally: How vaccinated people are spreading disease
(NaturalNews) In the 1990s, a new acellular pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine (DTaP) was introduced in the United States and other countries. Prior to that, a whole-cell pertussis vaccine (DTP) was used. The whole-cell vaccine had moderate efficacy (with multiple booster doses) but... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Victorian diseases have come back to haunt us
Official figures show a rise in disease such as gout, cholera, whooping cough and malnutrition (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - July 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: malnutrition whooping cough victorian gout cholera Source Type: news

Whooping cough vaccine extended for five years
The routine whooping cough vaccine for pregnant women should be continued for a further five years, experts have recommended Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 21, 2014 Category: Practice Management Authors: lspringer Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Latest News Source Type: news

Whooping cough outbreak strikes county where 95 percent of children are vaccinated
(NaturalNews) One of the most vaccine-compliant counties in northern California is experiencing one of the worst whooping cough outbreaks in the entire state, according to a new reports. Yolo County, which sits directly east of Napa County near Sacramento, is reportedly seeing a larger... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whooping Cough (Pertussis)
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - July 18, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Whooping cough vaccination programme advised to continue
The joint committee on vaccination and immunisation (JCIV) have advised the Department of Health (DH) to continue with their routine whooping cough vaccination programme in pregnant women for a further five years. Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - July 17, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Johnnytsiattalou Tags: Family health Women ' s health Baby Care Editor s pick Latest News Source Type: news

Whooping cough vaccination in pregnancy to continue
The advice reflects new data on vaccine effectiveness and safety published by PHE and the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 17, 2014 Category: UK Health Authors: Karen Topping Source Type: news

Pregnancy jab for whooping cough
Pregnant women in the UK are to be routinely vaccinated against whooping cough to protect babies from the disease. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 16, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ANH-Intl News Alerts: Week 26, 2014
Sun exposure, whooping cough vaccine, HIV vaccine researcher arrest, BBC science coverage bias, fracking, UK sugar tax, botanicals in France and Alzheimer’s (Source: Alliance for Natural Health)
Source: Alliance for Natural Health - July 9, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: ANH Admin Tags: Alzheimer & #039;s arrest BBC science coverage botanicals europe fracking France HIV international news alerts snippets sugar tax sun exposure UK vaccine whooping cough Source Type: news

Whooping cough affects vaccinated children at nearly the same rate as rest of population
(NaturalNews) The effectiveness of the pertussis vaccine at preventing whooping cough has been called into question by a new study recently published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ). Researchers from the University of Oxford's Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 3, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study suggests need for pertussis booster in teenagers
Whooping cough has been found in a fifth of UK school age children visiting their GP with persistent cough, even though most have been fully vaccinated, according to researchers from Oxford University. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - June 27, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Resources to support whooping cough vaccination
Pregnant women are to be offered the whooping cough vaccination to help protect their newborn babies. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 27, 2014 Category: UK Health Authors: Karen Topping Source Type: news

Persistent Cough in Kids Can Often Be Whooping Cough
In British study, 1 in 5 cases of chronic hacking turned out to be the respiratory ailment Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Children's Health, Immunization, Whooping Cough (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 25, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teens could be given whooping cough booster
ConclusionAs the authors point out, this study had some limitations, including the possibility that some children who met the criteria may not have taken part, which may have skewed the results.  It is also possible the results may not apply to other parts of the country, although the authors point out that the GP surgeries they included covered populations with a broad socioeconomic spectrum. Only six children with whooping cough were monitored using the 24-hour monitoring of cough severity.However, the study is still a useful contribution to the current debate over whether a whooping cough booster vaccine is needed ...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 25, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Heart/lungs Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Persistent Cough in Kids Can Often Be Whooping Cough
Title: Persistent Cough in Kids Can Often Be Whooping CoughCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/25/2014 9:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/25/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hepatitis C General)
Source: MedicineNet Hepatitis C General - June 25, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

A fifth of children visiting their doctor with a persistent cough could have whooping cough
Whooping cough has been found in a fifth of UK school age children visiting their doctor with a persistent cough, even though most have been fully vaccinated, a study finds. Whooping cough (pertussis) is a highly transmissible infection which can cause symptoms such as coughing, vomiting and whooping. However, whooping cough can lead to serious complications in unvaccinated infants. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 25, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Persistent Cough in Kids Can Often Be Whooping Cough
In British study, 1 in 5 cases of chronic hacking turned out to be the respiratory ailment (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 25, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

Whooping cough vaccination for pregnant women
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Source: NHS Networks - June 25, 2014 Category: UK Health Authors: Maria Axford Source Type: news

A fifth of children with persistent cough have whooping cough
GPs told to suspect the condition even in vaccinated children, strengthening calls for a pertussis booster in adolescenceRelated items from OnMedicaChildhood immunisation Pertussis jab seems safe and effective in pregnancyConcerns over whooping coughPregnant women to be offered pertussis vaccineCases of whooping cough continue to decrease (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 25, 2014 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Extra jab for whooping cough 'would protect teens' as one in five children with a cough have the disease despite being vaccinated
Those who had gone more than seven years since their booster jab were three times as likely to have the infectious disease, which causes vomiting and a ‘whooping’ sound. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MMR jab unlikely to harm young babies
A young couple's baby was given the MMR jab by mistake "potentially putting her life at risk", The Daily Telegraph website reports misleadingly. Giving a baby the wrong vaccine is a serious mistake; fortunately, the error was quickly noticed and the baby appears not to have been seriously harmed. Unfortunately, the Telegraph has taken a sensationalist approach by quoting the most extreme possible reaction – anaphylaxis – without stating that this is extremely rare and treatable. The Telegraph's coverage says, “Newborns under six months must not be given the vaccine ...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: QA articles Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Epidemic in California
(Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whooping cough reaches epidemic levels in California
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Public health officials warn that whooping cough poses the greatest risk to young children as California deals with its worst outbreak of the respiratory disease since 2010, with nearly 3,500 reported victims so far this year. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

California declares whooping cough epidemic
California is being hit hard with a whooping cough epidemic, according to the state's public health department, with 800 cases reported in the past two weeks alone. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - June 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whooping cough vaccine efficacy called into question
Danielle HaynesSAN DIEGO, June 15 (UPI) -- Of the 621 cases of whooping cough in San Diego County this year, 85 percent were vaccinated. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whooping cough reaches epidemic level in California
Illness causes severe coughing fits and can be especially dangerous for infants (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 14, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news