pertussis

6 articles
First Cases of Vaccine-Resistant Whooping Cough Found in United States
Feb 8, 2013 | Lauren Edmundson

In a letter to the editor published in the New England Journal of Medicine, doctors have identified twelve cases of pertussis that do not respond to...

Ethnic Disparities in Flu Vaccine Coverage
Sep 13, 2012 | Katharina Schwan

Vaccine uptake has been a front-page issue over the past year, given the epidemic levels of whooping cough in some U.S. states and the upsurge of...

United States Faces Twice as Many Pertussis Cases as Last Year
Jul 25, 2012 | Lauren Edmundson

New statistics show that the United States is in the midst of the worst outbreak of pertussis, or whooping cough, in fifty years.  Case reports have...

Drug-Resistant Whooping Cough in France
Jun 11, 2012 | Lauren Edmundson

Doctors recently discovered an antibiotic-resistant case of pertussis in an infant in Lyon, France. The child, an 18-day-old, arrived at Hôpital...

Whooping Cough Making Headlines Across the Country
May 18, 2012 | Jane Huston

The Washington State Secretary of Health Mary Selecky has declared whooping cough is at epidemic levels and requested federal assistance. Washington...

Whooping Cough Outbreak in McHenry County, Ill.
Nov 14, 2011 | Anna Tomasulo

McHenry County, Ill. is in the midst of a whooping cough outbreak. Nine students from Cary-Grove High School were initially diagnosed with whooping...