Whooping Cough

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Survey: Many People Unaware Whooping Cough Is Widespread In The U.S.

Despite public health campaigns to let the general public know that pertussis is still a major health issue, many people feel that the infection also known as whooping cough, was eradicated 30 years ago and is no longer a problem.

08/25/2015

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Health: New Recommendations For Protecting Babies From Whooping Cough

Since infants are too young to get vaccinated, researchers are recommending all pregnant women get the whooping cough vaccine.

05/11/2015

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Several Cases Of Whooping Cough Confirmed At Radnor High School

Seven cases of whooping cough have been confirmed at Radnor High School since March 20.

04/10/2015

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UPDATE: Three Confirmed Cases of Whooping Cough at Souderton High School

Health officials have declared an “outbreak” status at the school, meaning any student with a cough should stay home until they’ve been seen by a doctor.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/17/2015

A University medical student prepares paperwork before adminstering a Tdap vaccination for Pertussis. 
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How Whooping Cough Spreads, And What To Do If You Have To Deal With It

Also known as Whooping Cough, Pertussis is a highly contagious respiratory condition.

03/17/2015

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Montgomery County High School Dealing With An Outbreak Of Whooping Cough

Another student at a high school in Montgomery County has been diagnosed with whooping cough, according to a statement on the district’s website.

03/16/2015

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Abington Health’s Dr. Shapiro Urges Pregnant Women, Families to Get Whooping Cough Vaccination

Sponsor Provided Content Although pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, is considered by many to be an illness of the past, the CDC has established new guidelines advising expecting moms, family members, and caregivers to […]

01/30/2015

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Doctors Refusing To Treat Unvaccinated Children

Aren’t doctors obligated by law or medical ethics to treat sick patients?

12/26/2014

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Second Case Of Whooping Cough At High School In Montgomery County

Wissahickon High School sent a letter to parents Friday saying a sophomore had been diagnosed with the respiratory disease and that other students may have been exposed.

11/03/2014

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Local Physicians Advocating Some Pregnant Women To Receive Whooping Cough Vaccine

Physicians at Abington Memorial Hospital are advocating pregnant women between 27 and 33 weeks gestation receive a whooping cough vaccine.

05/31/2014

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Study: Whooping Cough Vaccine Stops Illness, But Maybe Not Spread Of It

A government study offers a new theory on why the whooping cough vaccine doesn’t seem to be working as well as expected.

11/26/2013

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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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New Information Suggests Whooping Cough Vaccine Is Safe For Senior Citizens

Information in the Clinical Infectious Disease Journal suggests it’s safe for people over 65 to get the Whooping Cough vaccine.

11/29/2012

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Pertussis On The Rise In US

Pertussis or whooping cough is making a comeback in the United States, despite vaccinations.

10/15/2012

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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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