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  • State scores better than most in infectious disease control

     State scores better than most in infectious disease control
    Virginia scores better than most in its ability to protect its residents against infectious disease outbreaks, according to a report released Tuesday by Trust for America's Health, TFAH, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Virginia had a positive...
  • Los Angeles County logs 345 whooping cough cases in 2014 -- so far

    Los Angeles County logs 345 whooping cough cases in 2014 -- so far
    Los Angeles County has already logged 345 confirmed and probable cases of pertussis this year, health officials said Thursday. The county's Department of Public Health is also investigating 356 "suspect cases" of the contagious and potentially deadly...
  • State health official: Pregnant women should get pertussis vaccine

    State health official: Pregnant women should get pertussis vaccine
    California's pertussis epidemic has escalated, state health officials said Friday, with 4,558 cases reported this year as of Tuesday — 1,100 of those in the last two weeks. "We are off to a really bad start in 2014," said state epidemiologist...
  • California's pertussis epidemic escalates, health officials report

    California's pertussis epidemic has escalated, state health officials said Friday, with 4,558 cases reported this year as of Tuesday — 1,100 of those in the last two weeks. "We are off to a really bad start in 2014," Dr. Gil Chavez, state...
  • Whooping cough reaches epidemic level in California

    Whooping cough reaches epidemic level in California
    For the first time in four years, California is experiencing a statewide epidemic of pertussis, or whooping cough, with infants under the age of 6 months facing the greatest risk of hospitalization or death, according to state health authorities. "We...
  • Parents of schoolchildren, call your doctor's office

     
    It's July, which comes right before August which is when school resumes, which means now is the time to make an appointment for your children. The folks at the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians and the state chapter of the American Academy of...
  • Around babies? Then you should get a Tdap shot

    Around babies? Then you should get a Tdap shot
    Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, sounds like a malady you could've caught 100 years ago. But cases have been on the rise in recent years. Virginia had 222 cases in 2009 and 344 last year. Eastern Virginia had 34 in 2009 and nearly double that...
  • Vaccination for whooping cough urged for adults

    Vaccination for whooping cough urged for adults
    Virginia's health department wants all adults to be vaccinated against pertussis, or "whooping cough." Though outbreaks of the respiratory tract infection have been stable in Eastern Virginia, cases have doubled statewide in the past few years. "Locally,...
  • Anne Arundel County health briefs

    Free cookbook The Learn to Live program of the Department of Health has a new healthful eating kit that features a free cookbook and tips that will help you select foods high in fiber and low in fat and sodium. Recipes are also quick, easy and...
  • Lake County warns of whooping cough outbreak, could be most in 5 years

    Lake County warns of whooping cough outbreak, could be most in 5 years
    Lake County could see its highest number of whooping cough cases in five years, according to the couny health department. There have been 138 confirmed cases of the disease — also referred to as pertussis — in the county this year,  prompting...
  • Whooping cough cases increasing across Chicago area

    Whooping cough cases increasing across Chicago area
    Hailey Davis, of far northwest suburban Huntley, went to the doctor's office hoping to get medication to stop her cough and runny nose. She learned she didn't have the flu or a common cold. After a few doctor visits in late September, Davis, 18, was...