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  • Low vaccination rates in some schools raise outbreak risks

    Low vaccination rates in some schools raise outbreak risks
    Clusters of children without their required vaccinations in about 200 Illinois schools are raising the chances of school-based outbreaks of serious preventable diseases such as measles and whooping cough, a Tribune analysis of state data has found. The...
  • Doctors call for preventive measures in wake of pertussis outbreaks

    Doctors call for preventive measures in wake of pertussis outbreaks
    When a series of whooping cough cases spread through a northwest suburban high school this fall, school officials knew they had to act quickly to try to stem the outbreak. Cleaning crews at Cary-Grove High School scrubbed down and repeatedly sanitized...
  • With whooping cough cases up, doctors stress booster vaccine

    With whooping cough cases up, doctors stress booster vaccine
    Cases of pertussis, a contagious disease that can be deadly for babies, is on the rise across all age groups in the United States because many adolescents and adults don't realize they need a booster vaccine to stay immunized. "I think the problem is...
  • Maryland looking to beef up vaccine requirements

    Maryland looking to beef up vaccine requirements
    Maryland's children would be required to get more vaccines before attending school under a proposal being considered by state health officials. But doctors and state health officials said most children are already getting the shots and that they are...
  • Long on decline, whooping cough makes a comeback

    Long on decline, whooping cough makes a comeback
    Hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. -- many of them children -- were coming down with whooping cough each year when vaccines against "this menace," as one newspaper called it, were introduced in the 1930s and 1940s. "Childhood Cough Is Given...
  • State helping at child immunization deadline

     
    Parents that have, for whatever reason, put off getting their school-age children to the doctor for the mandatory immunizations are getting a last-minute chance to catch up from the state Department of Health. The state will open health centers the week...
  • Is your baby up to date? This week is immunization week

     
    If your child needs to have his or her shots brought up to date, this week is a good time to do it. In honor of National Infant Immunization Week, April 21-28, health departments across Central Florida are encouraging parents to make sure their infants...
  • Healthcare reform's deciding moment -- maybe

     
    The Supreme Court will rule on the legality of the healthcare reform law next year. Or will it?...
  • Ninth infant confirmed dead from whooping cough in state epidemic

     
    A ninth baby in California has died from whooping cough, state officials said Tuesday. The death of the infant, who lived in San Bernardino County and was less than 2 months old, makes this year’s epidemic more deadly than 2005's.......
  • Q&A on whooping cough: Are illegal immigrants fueling the outbreak? State officials say no

     
    A number of readers have contacted The Times wanting to know more about the whooping cough outbreak and who has been affected by the severe bacterial disease. State officials said this week that the epidemic is now the worst in......
  • Q&A on whooping cough: What steps are needed to protect newborns' health?

     
    A number of readers have contacted The Times wanting to know more about the whooping cough outbreak and who has been affected by the severe bacterial disease. The epidemic, now the worst in the state for pertussis in 55 years,......