RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Whooping Cough

A collection of news and information related to Whooping Cough published by this site and its partners.

Top Whooping Cough Articles

Displaying items 23-33
  • Vaccine ignorance -- deadly and contagious

    Vaccine ignorance -- deadly and contagious
    In the absence of credible, strong political leadership, paranoia about disease can go viral. We've seen this happen around the world with a wide range of illnesses, from swine flu to SARS to Ebola. And even after threats are addressed, a new form of...
  • On Jonas Salk's 100th birthday, a celebration of his polio vaccine

    On Jonas Salk's 100th birthday, a celebration of his polio vaccine
    Few scientific achievements have had as swift and dramatic effect — and been surrounded by as much myth — as the development of the polio vaccine by Jonas Salk, who would have turned 100 on Tuesday. Salk, who died in 1995, is remembered...
  • Vaccine ignorance is deadly and contagious

    Vaccine ignorance is deadly and contagious
    In the absence of credible, strong political leadership, paranoia about disease can go viral. We've seen this happen around the world with a wide range of illnesses, from swine flu to severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS, to Ebola. And even...
  • Plunge in kindergartners' vaccination rate worries health officials

    Plunge in kindergartners' vaccination rate worries health officials
    California parents are deciding against vaccinating their kindergarten-age children at twice the rate they did seven years ago, a fact public health experts said is contributing to the reemergence of measles across the state and may lead to outbreaks of...
  • 2 New Trier students diagnosed with whooping cough

    2 New Trier students diagnosed with whooping cough
    Officials at New Trier High School confirmed Wednesday that two students were recently diagnosed with whooping cough, but said the number of cases is typical for this time of year. As required by the Cook County Department of Public Health, parents were...
  • Rich, educated and stupid parents are driving the vaccination crisis

    Rich, educated and stupid parents are driving the vaccination crisis
    The most shocking and disheartening story you'll read in the Los Angeles Times today may be our piece on the stunning decline in vaccination rates among California's kindergarten-age children. Kids are coming to school with immunization exemptions at...
  • 6 ways to avoid being stupid about Ebola

    6 ways to avoid being stupid about Ebola
    Ebola fever in the United States -- the social, not the medical, phenomenon -- is moving toward a climax. Nearly two-thirds of respondents in a fresh Washington Post-ABC News poll said they're "concerned about a widespread Ebola epidemic in the United...
  • Doctor Who Visited Liberia On Eve Of Ebola Outbreak Sees Dallas Case As Cautionary Tale

    Doctor Who Visited Liberia On Eve Of Ebola Outbreak Sees Dallas Case As Cautionary Tale
    Dr. Mary Zozulin was upset, but not surprised, at the news this week that a man with Ebola had been diagnosed in Dallas. "I've been expecting this," she said. Hospital officials in Connecticut and elsewhere say they are confident that proper...
  • Mailbag: Pay attention to the water district races

    Please don't ignore the water district races this election cycle: Mesa Water District, Municipal Water District of Orange County and the Orange County Water District. Even though water has been a hot topic all year, it's not likely that you know the...
  • Don't get stuck: Make sure your student's vaccinations are up to date

    Don't get stuck: Make sure your student's vaccinations are up to date
    No time passes faster than summer vacation. That means it is never too early to think about back-to-school immunizations for the kids. The Florida Department of Health (DOH) in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties have revved up their...
  • Mailbag: Parents who don't vaccinate put kids at risk

    During my recent annual physical examination, my physician cautioned me about the whooping cough epidemic in Newport Beach. Given this unbelievably bad news, I had a Tdap booster vaccination against pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus. Why is there a...