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.
Since infants are too young to get vaccinated, researchers are recommending all pregnant women get the whooping cough vaccine.
Seven cases of whooping cough have been confirmed at Radnor High School since March 20.
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.
Also known as Whooping Cough, Pertussis is a highly contagious respiratory condition.
Another student at a high school in Montgomery County has been diagnosed with whooping cough, according to a statement on the district’s website.
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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.
Physicians at Abington Memorial Hospital are advocating pregnant women between 27 and 33 weeks gestation receive a whooping cough vaccine.
A government study offers a new theory on why the whooping cough vaccine doesn’t seem to be working as well as expected.
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.
Information in the Clinical Infectious Disease Journal suggests it’s safe for people over 65 to get the Whooping Cough vaccine.
Pertussis or whooping cough is making a comeback in the United States, despite vaccinations.
A health watch warning: A potentially deadly cough is spreading in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, according to the state health departments.