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Whooping cough levels at their highest since 1955

The U.S. has seen its worst year for whooping cough in nearly six decades, according to preliminary government figures. Incidents of the disease are at near record highs.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Health authority demands retraction about oil of oregano ad Special

Vancouver - A Canadian company's newspaper ad that claims oil of oregano is a safer alternative to vaccination to prevent whooping cough has health officials demanding a retraction.
Digital Journal Report by Darren Weir - 8 comments

Whooping cough causes concern for health care

There has been another outbreak of whooping cough and experts are worried this could lead to an epidemic. Health professionals are looking into ways of providing protection from the disease.
In the Media by Melissa Horrocks

CDC: US is on track for record high whooping cough rates in 2012

Atlanta - After releasing the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) on the whooping cough epidemic that’s occurring in Washington state, the Centers for Disease Control said as of Thursday, "nationwide, nearly 18,000 cases have been reported to CDC."
In the Media by Elizabeth Batt

US whooping cough epidemic may be the worst since 1959

The US is going through its worst case of whooping cough outbreak in more than five decades, with a rising number of cases in several states. Health officials are expressing concern that the pattern indicates a problem with effectiveness of vaccine.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

Study: Whooping cough outbreak linked to vaccinated children

San Rafael - An investigation by California doctors has revealed that the state's latest outbreak of whooping cough centered around children who had already received the whooping cough vaccine, Reuters reports.
In the Media by Elliott Freeman - 14 comments

NY whooping cough cases highest since 1999

New York - Early this year, 13 diagnosed cases of whooping cough were in Smithtown, New York. As the year progressed, that number would increase drastically to 216 cases throughout the entire Suffolk County.
In the Media by Nancy Houser - 2 comments

Whooping cough strikes again in the U.S.

Whooping cough has claimed the life of a tenth baby in the U.S. Health officials say it is the worst outbreak of pertussis in 60 years.
In the Media by Amanda Tennis - 1 comment
 

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Whooping cough vaccinations offered to pregnant women in the U.K.

The U.K. Department of Health has announced plans to provide whooping cough vaccinations for pregnant women in order to...
Oct 2, 2012 in  Health by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

US whooping cough vaccine concerns

The biggest whooping cough outbreak for several decades is sweeping across the US. In relation to this researchers have...
Sep 13, 2012 in  Health by Tim Sandle - 1 comment
 

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