Latest Pertussis Stories
ST. LOUIS. Aug.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., and SWIFTWATER, Pa., Aug.
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- It's time for back-to-school physicals and immunizations, but it's not just for children.
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.
Researchers from the US 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
- A volcanic mudflow.