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  1. Wichita Heights student contracts whooping coughRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | The Wichita Eagle

    ... nurse Kerri Weaver said the student is "under medical care and a full recovery is expected." Whooping cough, or pertussis, is a contagious disease with symptoms resembling those of the common cold. People who contract the disease start to develop ...

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  2. Public Health: Pertussis, or Whooping Cough, increasing in County; Public urged to take precautionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 9 | County 10 News

    Pertussis, also known as "whooping cough" is a bacterial disease of the respiratory tract that can be easily transmitted from one person to another. The illness is spread by respiratory droplets containing bacteria from an infected person who sneezes or coughs.

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  3. California whooping-cough outbreak raises vaccine concernsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 9 | WANE-TV Fort Wayne

    ... booster shot, the Bee reported. The new vaccine uses only pieces of the bacteria that cause whooping cough, or pertussis, as opposed to whole, dead bacteria. The change was made after some children who took the earlier vaccine experienced reactions ...

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  4. California whooping cough outbreak raises vaccine concernsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 8 | The Honolulu Advertiser

    ... booster shot, the Bee reported. The new vaccine uses only pieces of the bacteria that cause whooping cough, or pertussis, as opposed to whole, dead bacteria. The change was made after some children who took the earlier vaccine experienced reactions ...

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  5. Forest Hills student diagnosed with whooping coughRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 2 | MLive.com

    A Forest Hills Eastern High School student has been diagnosed with pertussis, more commonly known as whooping cough, according to a letter from school officials. Steve Harvey and David Washburn, principals at Eastern High School and Eastern Middle School, respectively, sent a letter to families through the district's listserv on Saturday, Jan. 31, saying they learned of the diagnosis from the Kent County Health Department late Friday afternoon, Jan. 30. "Although the Health Department indicated that in was not necessary to send a letter to families of our students, we are doing so as a precautionary measure and to provide you with some important information about pertussis and vaccinations," the letter states.

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  6. CDC warns of increasing pertussis threat to childrenRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | The China Post

    The Centers for Disease Control urged the public Thursday to get their infants and young children vaccinated against pertussis as more cases are being found in Taiwan, many in family clusters. A total of 77 cases of pertussis - better-known as whooping cough - in 17 clusters, were confirmed last year, higher than the 54 reported in 2012 and the 51 reported in 2013, the CDC said.

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  7. Pertussis Therapeutics Pipeline H1 2015 Review Market Research ReportRead the original story

    Jan 28, 2015 | Freshnews

    The report " Pertussis - Pipeline Review, H1 2015 " provides comprehensive information on the therapeutic development for Pertussis , complete with comparative analysis at various stages, therapeutics assessment by drug target, mechanism of action , route of administration and molecule type, along with latest updates, and featured news and press releases. It also reviews key players involved in the therapeutic development for Pertussis and special features on late-stage and discontinued projects.

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  8. Wichita Northwest High student contracts whooping coughRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | The Wichita Eagle

    A student at Wichita Northwest High School has contracted pertussis, or whooping cough, USD 259 spokeswoman Susan Arensman confirmed Tuesday afternoon. Principal Gil Alvarez sent an e-mail to parents of Northwest students Tuesday afternoon, encouraging up-to-date vaccinations.

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  9. Whooping Cough Identified At A Salem Elementary SchoolRead the original story

    Jan 14, 2015 | WBIW-AM Bedford

    A case of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, has been identified in Bradie Shrum Elementary School and some children and staff may have been exposed either in the classroom or on the bus, according to a letter sent home to parents from Bradie Shrum Elementary Principal Brent Minton. "We want you to be alert for the symptoms of pertussis should they occur in your child," wrote Minton.

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  10. Pertussis Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2013 - new market research report publishedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2015 | PR-inside.com

    This report provides elemental information and data relating to the clinical trials on Pertussis. It includes an overview of the trial numbers and their recruitment status as per the site of trial conduction across the globe.

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  11. Possible whooping cough case has MRHS taking precautionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2014 | Lower Township Gazette

    Mainland Regional High School is taking precautions against the possibility that at least one student has contracted whooping cough, even though none of the suspected cases has been officially verified. On Tuesday, Dec. 16, Superintendent Robert Previti confirmed that two high school students tested positive for pertussis, more commonly referred to as whooping cough.

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  12. Whooping cough outbreak reported in WNCRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2014 | WYFF-TV Greenville

    Cases of pertussis, commonly called whooping cough, are on the increase in Western North Carolina, with 19 cases reported in Buncombe County, according to Buncombe County Health and Human Services. Whooping cough is an infection that affects the upper airways and is easily spread from person-to-person by coughing or sneezing.

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  13. Pertussis versus the common coldRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2014 | KIMT

    It's that time of the year when the common cold makes its way around our area, but how do you know when it's the cold or pertussis? Doctors say both health conditions are similar and can easily be confused with each other. For example, some of the first symptoms of pertussis include a running nose, sneezing, and a mild fever.

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  14. Custodians must clean the schools more thoroughly, as pertussis easily spreadsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2014 | WXIX-TV Cincinnati

    The Cincinnati Health Department is reporting outbreaks of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, across the city including Elder High school and Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy. Parents received a letter about the spreading illness in early October, advising them of the recommendations put forth by the City of Cincinnati Health Department.

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  15. MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2014 | KTVN Reno

    From the Division of Public and Behavioral Health: As of October 20, 2014, an outbreak of pertussis in Elko County has been declared. According to data from the Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Elko County has seen a rise in pertussis cases over recent years.

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  16. Pertussis case has Pasco parents worriedRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2014 | ABC Action News

    LUTZ, Fla. - Several people who go to Pasco County Schools have been diagnosed with Pertussis, commonly known as "whooping cough."

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  17. Officials ask parents to be alert to whooping cough symptomsRead the original story

    Oct 23, 2014 | Evanston Review

    Evanston Health Department and school officials are urging parents to be alert for symptoms in the wake of three Evanston Township High School students contracting whooping cough , starting about a week before the start of the school year. Officials received confirmation about a week ago of an Evanston Township High School student diagnosed with and treated for pertussis, also known as whooping cough.

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  18. ETHS Student Diagnosed with Whooping CoughRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2014 | Patch.com

    Pertussis is a highly infectious and usually mild illness that is easily transmitted through coughing and sneezing and may last for several months. Symptoms of pertussis usually appear 5-10 days after exposure, but can take as long as 21 days to appear.

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  19. Five Cases of Whooping Cough Diagnosed at Waldorf School of Santa BarbaraRead the original story

    Oct 20, 2014 | Noozhawk

    Five students have been diagnosed with pertussis, or whooping cough, at The Waldorf School of Santa Barbara within the last two weeks, school officials said. Cases have been reported at the Early Childhood program, which is housed on the Vieja Valley Elementary School campus, and the Grades campus, which is housed on the site of the Goleta Union School District headquarters in Goleta.

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  20. Working on a Better Way to Treat PertussisRead the original story

    Oct 7, 2014 | PressReleasePoint

    ... old when what seemed to be a mild cold turned into a much harsher reality. In 2012, more than 48,000 cases of pertussis were reported in the U.S., the most since 1977 when nearly 63,000 cases were reported. Texas reported more than 3,400 cases of ...

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