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  • Time to get tough on vaccine refusal

    Time to get tough on vaccine refusal
    Throughout the United States, a potentially lethal war is erupting. It is a war that puts millions of innocent lives in danger and undermines the centuries-long sacred bond between physicians and patients. This is a war between pediatricians and...
  • 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...
  • Whooping cough facts

    Whooping cough facts
    Whooping cough, or pertussis, infects babies, children and adults and looks a lot like the common cold at first — runny nose, sneezing and a mild cough or fever, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. After one to two...
  • Our whooping cough story, and why medical reporting is so interesting

    Our whooping cough story, and why medical reporting is so interesting
    One especially fascinating aspect of my job is sifting through medical history, something I was more than happy to do for my story on the resurgence of reported cases of whooping cough in Illinois and across the nation. You can find that story, which...
  • The Interview: Graham Dodge, founder of Sickweather.com

    The Interview: Graham Dodge, founder of Sickweather.com
    If you ever complain about a cough, cold or the flu on Twitter or Facebook, a Baltimore startup called Sickweather.com wants your tweets and status updates. The website, which launched in November, mines social networking sites using a computer...
  • District enforces immunization deadline

    About 155 Newport-Mesa Unified students will be turned away from school Friday if they don't verify that they have been inoculated against whooping cough, a school official said. With only days before the deadline, 98% of Newport-Mesa students have...
  • School district close to Tdap goal

    Glendale Unified officials said this week that 99% of students in grades seven through 12 have been vaccinated for pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough. The announcement followed a months-long campaign to bring the district into compliance with a...
  • 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...
  • Calendar

    Tobacco sales compliance The health department's Learn to Live program offers to retailers a tobacco sales compliance kit. The kit includes a training guide that explains Maryland's tobacco laws. It's illegal to sell tobacco products to anyone under the...
  • Schools not reporting increased cases of whooping cough

    Schools not reporting increased cases of whooping cough
    The rise of whooping cough cases being reported around the nation hasn't made its way to local schools. Just two cases of pertussis, which is known as whooping cough, were reported in Newport News Public Schools this year according to Daria Weber, the...
  • All adults urged to get pertussis vaccine

    While whooping cough is running rampant in Washington State among school-age children, the number of cases in Virginia is holding steady. Still, the state Health Department was sufficiently concerned this spring to introduce free TdaP, or pertussis,...