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

    Tuesday Dec 16 | 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.


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

    Friday Dec 12 | 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.


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

    Wednesday Dec 3 | 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.


  4. 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.


  5. 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.


  6. 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."


  7. 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.


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

    Oct 21, 2014 |

    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.


  9. 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.


  10. 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 ...


  11. Eagle Ridge Middle School Student Diagnosed with Whooping CoughRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2014 |

    ... it's not unusual to have a case [of whooping cough] in the schools every year." Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a highly contagious airborne disease spread through coughing that can be dangerous for infants or those with ...


  12. Wickford Middle School Student Sickened by PertussisRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 2, 2014 |

    School officials notified parents of children who attend Wickford Middle School that a sixth grader was sickened by pertussis recently and reminded families to get booster shots as the childhood vaccine is usually worn out by adolescence. In a letter to parents sent out last week, parents were notified that their children may have been exposed and said they should be aware of the symptoms of pertussis and when to keep a child home.


  13. Whooping cough confirmed in Eagle Ridge Middle SchoolRead the original story

    Oct 2, 2014 | Loudoun Times

    County health officials today confirmed a case of pertussis, or whooping cough, an airborne disease spread through coughing, at Eagle Ridge Middle School in Ashburn.


  14. Synthetic Biologics' SYN-005 antibody gets FDA Orphan Drug designation for Pertussis treatmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2014 | Medical News

    Synthetic Biologics, Inc. , a biotechnology company developing novel anti-infective biologic and drug programs targeting specific pathogens that cause serious infections and diseases, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Orphan Drug designation to the Company's proprietary SYN-005 monoclonal antibody combination for the treatment of Pertussis , more commonly known as whooping cough . In the U.S., Orphan Drug Designation provides a variety of incentives, including seven years of market exclusivity, should SYN-005 receive FDA approval for the treatment of Pertussis.


  15. John Jay HS Student Whooping Cough Case ReportedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2014 | The Lewisboro Daily Voice

    A case of whooping cough, which is known as Pertussis, has been reported among John Jay High School's student population, according to a statement from the school's health office. "There is no cause for alarm, however our District Medical Director would like to remind you of the symptoms of Pertussis, and that you should have your children seen by their physician if any of the following symptoms occur," notes the statement, which has been posted on the Katonah-Lewisboro school district's website.


  16. Synthetic Biologics Highlights SYN-005 Data Presented at the 54th...Read the original story

    Dec 31, 2013 | Applied Clinical Trials

    Antibiotic use does not have a major effect on the disease course because, while it can eliminate the B. pertussis bacteria from the respiratory tract, it does not neutralize pertussis toxin. This secreted toxin is a major cause of disease virulence as it paralyzes the immune system, causes the white blood cell count to increase and predisposes infants to severe pneumonia.


  17. Letter BoxRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 4, 2014 | The Brattleboro Reformer

    ... the direction of the leadership of Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. We were pleased to see Dr. McGraw's column on pertussis (whooping cough) in the Aug. 29 paper. As of Sept. 2, there have been 39 confirmed pertussis cases in Vermont, 32 of those from ...


  18. My Op Ed in the Portland Press Herald on the Real Reasons for the Growing Vaccine RefusalRead the original story

    Sep 2, 2014 | Adventures in Autism

    ... I directed him to the HHS Vaccine Injury Compensation Table and walked him through the symptoms of pertussis-vaccine-induced "encephalopathy," the medical term for brain damage, which my son exhibited following his 18-month shots: Decreased or ...


  19. Montgomery Co. Public Schools: 3 confirmed, 9 suspected cases of whooping cough among studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2014 | WJLA-TV Arlington

    ... say they're concerned it could spread to others. The students with either confirmed or suspected cases of pertussis - also known as whooping cough - attend four MCPS schools: Robert Frost Middle School, Julius West Middle School, Cabin John Middle ...


  20. 12 Md. kids showing signs of whooping coughRead the original story

    Aug 29, 2014 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Several Montgomery County School kids have come down with pertussis, also known as whooping cough, and county officials are worried the illness could spread to other students.