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Latest Pertussis Stories

2010-09-23 14:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Eastmont Community Center responded today to alarmingly low whooping cough and meningococcal meningitis immunization rates among Latino adolescents by launching a new adolescent immunization awareness initiative.

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2010-09-19 09:30:00

Californians are hurrying up to get vaccinated for a whooping cough epidemic that has claimed the lives of several babies.

2010-09-08 07:15:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- As California's whooping cough outbreak shows early signs of spreading outside the state, Practice Fusion is arming its medical community with the tools needed to provide an effective response.

2010-08-31 12:19:00

The National Hispanic Medical Association applauds "Vaccine-Preventable Disease: The Forgotten Story" for powerful message HOUSTON, Aug.

2010-08-27 16:06:00

MANCHESTER, N.H., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- With the back to school shopping season in full swing, it is also important to arm area children and teens with other tools they need to have a good school year- like medical exams.

2010-08-26 11:07:00

RICHMOND, Va., Aug.

2010-08-23 15:10:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With some areas of the state seeing an increase in whooping cough, known medically as pertussis, the Department of Health urges all Pennsylvanians to ensure they are protected against the vaccine-preventable disease.

2010-08-23 13:10:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With some areas of the state seeing an increase in whooping cough, known medically as pertussis, the Department of Health urges all Pennsylvanians to ensure they are protected against the vaccine-preventable disease.


Latest Pertussis Reference Libraries

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2011-04-14 15:37:44

Bordetella pertussis is a Gram-negative, aerobic coccobacillus of the genus Bordetella. It is the causative agent of pertussis or whooping cough and it is non-motile. There is no zoonotic reservoir thus humans are the only hosts. Bacterium is spread by coughing and by nasal dripping after an incubation period of 7 to 14 days. Pertussis is an infection of the respiratory system and characterized by a "whooping" sound when the person breathes in. Before the vaccine was developed there were...

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2011-04-14 15:28:20

Bordetella bronchiseptica is a small, gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium of the genus Bordetella. It can cause bronchitis although it rarely infects humans. It is closely related to pertussis which causes whooping cough and B. bronchiseptica can persist in the environment for extended periods. Humans are not natural carriers of B. bronchiseptica, which normally infects the respiratory tracts of smaller mammals. It does not express pertussis toxin although it has the genes to do so which...

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