Tag archive for ‘pertussis’
By The Dispatch On Thursday, October 20th, 2016

UNICEF obtains pentavalent vaccine at lowest-ever price

Breakthrough prices have been achieved with six vaccine suppliers who offered to price pentavalent vaccine at an 84 cents a dose average – half the price that the UN children’s agency currently pays. In the More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Alberta: Pertussis increases in South Zone prompts calls for vaccination

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is reminding the public of the importance of immunization in light of  increases in the number of cases of whooping cough (pertussis) confirmed in the South Zone. Public domain photo/John More...

By Robert On Monday, July 21st, 2014

California pertussis epidemic rises by another 800

The pertussis, or whooping cough epidemic has risen by another 800+ cases during the past couple weeks, according to data released by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). As of July 8, 5,393 cases More...

By Robert On Monday, June 30th, 2014
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Vaccine-preventable diseases and the resurgence in the US

Measles, mumps and pertussis–three vaccine-preventable diseases that are making news in the United States in 2014 with a resurgence in cases being seen locally in some cases, while nationally in others. As More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, June 27th, 2014
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Whooping cough epidemic in California: More than 1,000 new cases reported

The number of pertussis (whooping cough) cases in the state continues to climb, Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state health officer reported today. In the past More...

By Robert On Friday, June 13th, 2014

California: Whooping cough at ‘epidemic proportions’, according to health officials

In a follow-up to a story May 31 concerning the pertussis situation in California, health authorities in the state say that pertussis has reached “epidemic proportions” after reporting some 800 cases More...

By Robert On Saturday, May 31st, 2014
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California reports more than 800 pertussis cases in April, ‘likely to continue to increase’

California is seeing the number of pertussis, or whooping cough cases at levels not seen in several years, and it’s likely to increase, according to a  California Department of Public Health (CDPH) press More...

By Robert On Friday, December 6th, 2013

FDA scientist discusses recent pertussis vaccine study

Last week, a study conducted by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was published in  The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that looked at the effectiveness of the acellular pertussis vaccines 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

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 reporting the first infant death in 2013 attributable to pertussis in a three week old from Transylvania County, according to a health department More...

By Robert On Thursday, September 5th, 2013

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 Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Washington State pertussis cases continue to be reported in 2013

The pertussis epidemic that plagued Washington State and much of the United States in 2012, is still with us in 2013, albeit with only about 1/4 of the cases, according to data released by the Washington State Department More...

By Robert On Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Texas Health Department issues a pertussis health advisory

Not only are Texas health officials battling the worst West Nile virus outbreak in years, but they are also dealing with an increase in pertussis, or whooping cough cases including the most fatalities seen in the More...

By Robert On Sunday, June 17th, 2012

Iowa health officials report an 350% increase in whooping cough cases in 2012

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported Friday that the state has seen 485 pertussis cases so far in 2012. This is up dramatically from the five-year average of 108 cases for the same time frame. Photo More...

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