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2012-09-13 17:47:22

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In the early years of life, children are given immunization shots against all types of potential dangerous illness, including whooping cough, or acellular pertussis. According to a new study, however, children older than 6 and even some teenagers could benefit from an extra round of booster shots. “We found that the effectiveness of the vaccine wanes 42% on average each year during the five years after the fifth dose,"...

Back-to-School Health Basics
2012-08-19 06:29:23

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online As summer is coming to a close, it´s time to think about getting ready for the start of school. For parents and guardians, it´s especially important to understand the back-to-school health basics. Luckily, the CDC has provided a number of tips for families and educators. To begin, one of the most important facets of back-to-school preparation is vaccines. The CDC recommends that school age children, ranging from...

2012-07-28 23:03:18

As children get ready to return to school, it is important to protect them against highly infectious viruses with the recommended vaccinations. Omaha, NE (PRWEB) July 28, 2012 Boys Town today announced strategies to protect children from communicable diseases and keep up with immunizations. The national child and healthcare organization, started over 90 years ago, is a leader in parenting advice. As children get ready to return to school, it is important for to protect them against highly...

Reported Cases of Whooping Cough Highest in 50 Years
2012-07-20 05:49:17

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Feelings of congestion saddled with a cough. An uncontrollable fever and runny nose. These are just a few symptoms of pertussis, otherwise known as the whooping cough. According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. will have the highest number of cases of whooping cough in more than five decades. Experts believe that the increase in cases signals that the current vaccine is not entirely effective. So...


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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