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Whooping Cough Still Widespread

Most people who have heard of pertussis, or whooping cough think it was eradicated 30 years ago. Not so.

03/17/2014

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New Strain Of Whooping Cough Resistant Of Current Vaccine

This year is the worst year for pertussis, or whooping cough, in over 60 years and researchers say there is a new strain of the bacteria popping up in the United States that may be resistant to the current vaccine that’s been around for almost two decades.

02/09/2013

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Health: Whooping Cough Warning From South Jersey Family

A health watch warning: A potentially deadly cough is spreading in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, according to the state health departments.

07/09/2012

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S. Jersey Officials Remind Parents To Revaccinate Amid Whooping Cough Outbreak

The Gloucester County, NJ health department has confirmed a case of whooping cough in the Kingsway Regional School District.

03/20/2012

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A Chester County School Vaccinates Adults After Whooping Cough Outbreak

Valley Forge Elementary School has had two confirmed cases of pertussis, and that is enough to constitute an “outbreak,” according to Betsy Walls, bureau director for personal health services at the Chester County Health Department.

02/27/2012

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April Deadline For Pa. Students’ Immunizations Fast Approaching

New immunization laws went into effect last August and the deadline for Pennsylvania children to receive these vaccines is April 30th.

02/20/2012

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Chester County Schools Report Four Cases Of Whooping Cough

There have been four confirmed cases of whooping cough in two Chester County Schools over the past few weeks.

02/03/2012

Vaccination Clinics Open For Whooping Cough Cases in Pa.

  A growing number of whooping couch cases in Delaware County has prompted the Pennsylvania Department of Health to set up vaccination clinics.

08/24/2010

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