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Latest whooping cough Stories

2010-03-16 08:00:00

ORLANDO, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Basketball Hall of Famer Bob Lanier and Orlando Magic Legend Nick Anderson teamed up with NBA Cares and the Society for Adolescent Medicine (SAM) today to bring Vaccines for Teens to the Orlando community. Vaccines for Teens is a national multimedia 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, Lanier and Anderson...

2010-02-11 08:00:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of the NBA Cares All-Star Community Caravan, WNBA Legend and Vaccines for Teens spokesperson Lisa Leslie, NBA Cares, and WNBA Cares teamed up with the Society for Adolescent Medicine (SAM) today to bring Vaccines for Teens to the Dallas/Fort Worth community. Vaccines for Teens is a national multimedia campaign designed to educate teens and their parents about the importance of vaccination against serious and potentially life-threatening...

2009-10-30 16:59:22

Immunity to whooping cough lasts at least 30 years on average, much longer than previously thought, according to a new study by researchers based at the University of Michigan and the University of New Mexico. Details are published October 30 in the open-access journal PLoS Pathogens. Once thought to be under control following widespread childhood vaccination, whooping cough (pertussis) has been on the rise since the 1980s in the United States and several other countries. Several explanations...

2009-10-30 12:25:00

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- NBA Legend and Basketball Hall of Famer George Gervin teamed up with NBA Cares and the Society for Adolescent Medicine (SAM) today to bring Vaccines for Teens to the San Antonio community. Vaccines for Teens is a national multimedia 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 in San Antonio, Gervin appeared at the George...

2009-09-29 10:55:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Many people think whooping cough is a disease of the past, but it's still very much a public health concern today. Here's more on a new campaign raising awareness of the serious dangers of whooping cough and how to help prevent it. Listen to this report from GlaxoSmithKline at: http://inr.mediaseed.tv/oneClip_C/?feed=hgo7xY9Rpb7mq8lZBggJyEVhJ01XyzTf Registered journalists can access video, audio, text, graphics and photos for free and unrestricted use...

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2009-05-26 12:40:00

Researchers said on Tuesday that one in 20 children whose parents do not get them vaccinated against whooping cough catch the highly contagious illness, Reuters reported. Kaiser Permanente's Colorado Institute for Health Research showed in a government-funded study that only one in 500 children who got vaccinated developed whooping cough. The study is the first to use medical records to confirm which children received immunizations and which ones did not, compared to the subsequent rates of...

2009-05-25 23:01:00

Unvaccinated children are 23 times more likely to get infected with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, than those who are immunized Go here to watch a video about the study and hear from the lead author and a mom: http://xnet.kp.org/newscenter/videos/index.html DENVER, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Children of parents who refuse vaccines are 23 times more likely to get whooping cough compared to fully immunized children, according to a new study led by a vaccine research team at Kaiser...

2009-03-24 16:09:45

Whooping cough is on the rise in Japan, with 775 cases reported already this year, health officials said. The National Institute of Infectious Diseases said cases are up 30 percent from the same period last year, the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper reported Tuesday. Health officials say more cases are expected into early summer. A total of 6,749 cases were reported last year, more than double the 2,926 cases reported in 2007. The report said 1,358 contracted the disease in 2005. The increased...

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2008-01-23 17:20:00

A new report by the Centers for Disease Control has warned that adults are not keeping up with their vaccinations.   Many either aren't aware or have skipped vaccinations important in preventing many illnesses.  Despite widespread publicity of the availability of several new vaccines, including those for shingles, cervical cancer and whooping cough, a recent survey by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases found that aside from the flu, most adults have trouble even...

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2006-08-03 14:45:00

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON -- Recent outbreaks of measles and whooping cough show how easily a rare or "eradicated" disease can flare up again, U.S. investigators said this week. Three people in Indiana were hospitalized last year after a 17-year-old girl carried measles back from Romania. It spread to 34 people because many in her community had refused to be vaccinated, a team at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Their report on the...