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2010-08-05 08:03:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., and SWIFTWATER, Pa., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sounds of Pertussis Campaign moves into action with the second annual Pertussis Awareness Day in New York City featuring a range of educational activities, including the launch of the Sound Off About Pertussis song contest and a new public service announcement (PSA) featuring four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon. The national public awareness campaign encourages parents to help protect themselves and...

2010-08-02 07:30:00

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- It's time for back-to-school physicals and immunizations, but it's not just for children. Most young adults beginning their freshmen year need to obtain a pre-college health exam and have their immunization record updated to protect against meningitis and other diseases. College physicals and vaccines, sports physicals and acne treatment are among the many back-to-school-related services available at MinuteClinic medical walk-in clinics open seven...

2010-07-30 09:36:00

August is National Immunization Awareness Month HARRISBURG, Pa., July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Health Everette James today urged all Pennsylvanians to ensure they are fully immunized against vaccine-preventable diseases, noting that August is National Immunization Awareness Month. "While routine use of vaccines over the years has resulted in a dramatic reduction in vaccine-preventable disease in the U.S., we are still experiencing far too many outbreaks," said James....

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2010-07-19 11:20:00

Researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Monday that there is little need to worry about serious side effects if your toddler is getting vaccinated against whooping cough. "Our findings provide reassuring evidence that the vaccine is not associated with acute seizure events and is safe for routine immunization in early childhood," they wrote in the journal Pediatrics. An earlier version of the vaccine has stoked concern, because it tripled the risk of...

2010-06-29 07:20:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. and SWIFTWATER, Pa., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Hearing the roar of an engine just before a big race may be music to four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon's ears, but the sound of a child with whooping cough is one sound he hopes never to hear. Gordon and his wife, model Ingrid Vandebosch, are working with the March of Dimes and Sanofi Pasteur to raise awareness about pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, as part of the Sounds of Pertussis national...

2010-06-23 13:45:24

Press release from PLoS Medicine Analyses of serological and social contact data from five European countries by Mirjam Kretzschmar and colleagues show that childhood vaccination against Bordetella pertussis (whooping cough) has shifted the burden of infection from children to adolescents and adults. Adolescents and adults rarely develop severe pertussis. Two new statistical methods were used to estimate the incidence and basic reproduction number of pertussis. The authors used...

2010-06-02 08:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Minnesota Lynx guard and Vaccines for Teens spokesperson Candice Wiggins teamed up with WNBA Cares and the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) today to bring Vaccines for Teens to the Minneapolis community. Vaccines for Teens is a national awareness campaign designed to educate teens and their parents about the importance of vaccination against serious and potentially life-threatening diseases. To tip off the campaign locally, Wiggins...

2010-05-27 09:00:00

SAN ANTONIO, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Basketball Hall of Famer Bob Lanier along with San Antonio Silver Stars guard and Vaccines for Teens spokesperson Helen Darling teamed up with WNBA Cares and the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) today to bring Vaccines for Teens to the San Antonio community. Vaccines for Teens is a national awareness campaign designed to educate teens and their parents about the importance of vaccination against serious and potentially life-threatening...

2010-05-25 08:00:00

ATLANTA, May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Basketball Hall of Famer Bob Lanier along with Atlanta Dream forward and Vaccines for Teens spokesperson Angel McCoughtry teamed up with NBA Cares and the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) to bring Vaccines for Teens to the Atlanta community. Vaccines for Teens is a national awareness campaign designed to educate teens and their parents about the importance of vaccination against serious and potentially life-threatening diseases. To tip...

2010-05-17 11:13:00

Pennsylvania Adults Urged to Keep Vaccinations Current HARRISBURG, Pa., May 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health is urging adults to ensure they are up-to-date on all needed vaccinations. "Some adults believe that the vaccines they received as children will protect them for the rest of their lives, but that's not always the case," said state Health Secretary Everette James. "What they may not know is that some 50,000 adults die annually nationwide from...


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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