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By Robert On Saturday, December 21st, 2013
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New Hampshire most prepared for infectious disease outbreak, GA, NJ and NE least prepared

A report released recently by the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), finds that a majority of states (32) score 5 or lower out of 10 key indicators of policies More...

By Robert On Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
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FDA study looks at pertussis vaccines and rising rates of whooping cough

A new study is helping to provide a better understanding of vaccines for whooping cough, the common name for the disease pertussis. Based on an animal model, the study conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration More...

By Robert On Saturday, September 28th, 2013
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Transylvania County infant dies from whooping cough, first infant death from pertussis in North Carolina

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is reportingĀ the first infant death in 2013 attributable to pertussis in a three week oldĀ from Transylvania County, according to a health department More...

By Robert On Thursday, September 5th, 2013
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Texas report nearly 2,000 whooping cough cases: ‘On track to reach the highest level in more than 50 years’

Texas health officials say the number of people sick with whooping cough, or pertussis, statewide is on track to reach the highest level in more than 50 years, according to a news release Tuesday. Image/CDC James More...

By Robert On Saturday, December 22nd, 2012
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Colorado reports most whooping cough cases in six decades

Image/David Benbennick via Wikimedia Commons The United States has seen an increase in pertussis cases in 2012 with provisional counts nearing 40,000 for the year. Many individual states have seen record numbers More...


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