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Whooping Cough Outbreaks: Mayo Clinic Expert Discusses Causes, Prevention

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Whooping cough, or pertussis, is making headlines, nearly all of them bad news. At least 18 children have died in recent months in what the U.S. government calls the highest infection rate in 70 years. And the problem is global, with similarly increasing rates reported overseas. While [...]

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Whooping Cough

Whooping cough. It's a bacterial infection that's risen to epidemic levels in some parts of the U.S. In adults, the symptoms can be mild, but if the infection is spread to a baby who hasn't yet received a full course of vaccinations, whooping cough can be very serious. Here's more [...]

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Whooping Cough

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Thomas Boyce provides some insight into pertussis, also known as whooping cough. To listen, click the link below. Whooping Cough

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Outbreaks of 'Whooping Cough' Reported Across the Country (pkg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3oZrMGDMMw Outbreaks of pertussis or 'whooping cough' are being reported across the country, and according to a recent study published online in the journal Pediatrics, the outbreaks are linked to unvaccinated children. While the bacterial infection can be mild in adults, if a baby who hasn’t received a full course of vaccinations is infected, whooping cough can be [...]

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When To Keep Your Children Home from School

Children are bound to come down with the occasional sniffles, cold or other viral bugs, but with influenza, whooping cough and other illnesses affecting people across the country this winter, it's good to know exactly when you should keep your sick child home from school or day care. Your child's [...]

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Whooping Cough - Preventing Outbreaks and Looking at Causes

Whooping cough (pertussis) continues to make headlines, as the U.S. government is calling the latest outbreak the highest infection rate in 70 years. There are increasing rates being reported overseas as well, and while helping prevent the disease is in part up to medical experts, everyone can take some basic steps such as getting [...]

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TUESDAY Q & A - Resurgence of Pertussis Makes Vaccination Important for People of All Ages

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it true that adults should be vaccinated against pertussis? I thought that was a childhood disease. Hasn’t it basically been eliminated in the United States?   ANSWER: Now more than ever, it is important for everyone — including adults — to be vaccinated against pertussis. There is [...]

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Whooping Cough Is Spreading (pkg.)

Outbreaks of pertussis or 'whooping cough' are being reported across the country. Several states have seen a severe increase in cases, and Washington state has declared it an epidemic.  While the bacterial infection can be mild in adults, if a baby who hasn’t received a full course of vaccinations is infected, whooping cough can [...]

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