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.
A health watch warning: A potentially deadly cough is spreading in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, according to the state health departments.
The Gloucester County, NJ health department has confirmed a case of whooping cough in the Kingsway Regional School District.
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.
New immunization laws went into effect last August and the deadline for Pennsylvania children to receive these vaccines is April 30th.
There have been four confirmed cases of whooping cough in two Chester County Schools over the past few weeks.
A growing number of whooping couch cases in Delaware County has prompted the Pennsylvania Department of Health to set up vaccination clinics.
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