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  1. Two cases of whooping cough reported in YukonRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | CBC News

    Health officials are advising Yukon residents to watch for signs and symptoms of pertussis or whooping cough.

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  2. Two cases of whooping cough reported in Yukon: what to watch forRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | CBC News

    Yukon's Chief Medical Officer says that residents should be on guard for symptoms of whooping cough, and that the best way to avoid the disease is to get vaccinated. Health officials are advising Yukon residents to watch for signs and symptoms of pertussis - better known as whooping cough - after two unrelated cases were recently confirmed in the territory.

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  3. Whooping cough shows up in Utah County high schoolRead the original story

    Monday Apr 27 | KSL-TV

    Utah County health officials and the Nebo School District are warning families about one confirmed case of pertussis in a Salem Hills High School student. "We knew of one confirmed case and two that had direct contact," said Lana Hiskey, spokeswoman for the Nebo School District.

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  4. Preclinical data from Synthetic Biologics' SYN-005 for Pertussis treatment presented at ECCMID 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 27 | Medical News

    Synthetic Biologics, Inc. , a developer of pathogen-specific therapies for serious infections and diseases, with a focus on protecting the microbiome, announced that preclinical data from its novel SYN-005 program for the treatment of Pertussis were presented in two posters at ECCMID 2015 , on April 25, 2015, in Copenhagen, Denmark. Pertussis is a highly contagious disease caused by the bacteria Bordetella pertussis with symptoms that include severe coughing and subsequent breathing difficulties.

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  5. Century High School Student Confirmed as a Case of Whopping CoughRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 24 | Patch.com

    The risk of another student contracting the illness extremely small, but parents are urged to be aware of the symptoms. There has been a confirmed case of pertussis, also known as "whopping cough" at Century High School this week, but the Carroll County Health Departmen t said Wednesday that it is not a sign of an outbreak, according to the Carroll County Times .

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  6. Anti-Vaxxer Mom Changes Mind After Her 7 Kids Get Whooping CoughRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2015 | MSN Healthy Living

    Mothers across the world come to a fork in the road: to vaccinate or not to vaccinate? For decades, all 50 states in America have required parents vaccinate their children against contagious diseases, including polio, measles, and the whooping cough, but one mother from Canada , where the laws are more lackadaisical, left her seven children unprotected. Now, writing from quarantine, Tara Hills watches her seven unvaccinated children undergo treatment for pertussis, better known as "whooping cough" and warns other parents not to repeat her mistakes.

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  7. Whooping Cough In Her 7 Kids Leads Anti-Vaxxer Mother To Change Her Mind, Warn ParentsRead the original story

    Apr 16, 2015 | Medical Daily

    Mothers across the world come to a fork in the road: to vaccinate or not to vaccinate? For decades, all 50 states in America have required parents vaccinate their children against contagious diseases, including polio, measles, and the whooping cough, but one mother from Canada , where the laws are more lackadaisical, left her seven children unprotected. Now, writing from quarantine, Tara Hills watches her seven unvaccinated children undergo treatment for pertussis, better known as "whooping cough" and warns other parents not to repeat her mistakes.

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  8. Two Whooping Cough Cases Reported in RadnorRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2015 | Patch.com

    Representatives from Radnor School District have sent a letter to parents informing them of two recent cases of pertussis reported at Radnor High School. According to the letter sent by Kevin Kane, director of student services, these recent cases and an additional one reported in March add up to three incidents of whooping cough at Radnor High School.

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  9. Anti-vaccination trend blamed for whooping cough outbreakRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2015 | The Age

    ... diagnosed with the potentially deadly disease. "We've seen this with other diseases that are more serious than pertussis but unfortunately the more people who choose not to immunise the more likely it is we'll get outbreaks." In light of the ...

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  10. Anti-vaccination trend blamed for whooping cough outbreakRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2015 | Sydney Morning Herald

    ... diagnosed with the potentially deadly disease. "We've seen this with other diseases that are more serious than pertussis but unfortunately the more people who choose not to immunise the more likely it is we'll get outbreaks." In light of the ...

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  11. Pertussis cases continue at Bainbridge High SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2015 | Bainbridge Island Review

    Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a continuing problem at Bainbridge High School. A recent email to BHS parents and staff stated that more than one-quarter of all cases in the Kitsap County outbreak have been among BHS students.

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  12. Synthetic Biologics Reports Year End 2014 Financial Results And Operational HighlightsRead the original story

    Mar 15, 2015 | BioSpace

    ... constipation associated with IBS-C . SYN-005 is a novel combination of two monoclonal antibodies designed to treat Pertussis (whooping cough) by targeting and neutralizing pertussis toxin. TrimestaTM (oral estriol) may offer a differentiated ...

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  13. Pertussis case confirmed in Bainbridge home education programRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2015 | Bainbridge Island Review

    A case of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, has been confirmed in a student attending the Mosaic Home Education Program. Bainbridge Island School District parents received a letter regarding the pertussis case confirmation upon recommendation from the Kitsap Public Health District.

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  14. Pertussis case confirmed at GBHSRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2015 | Great Bend Tribune

    Wednesday afternoon, USD 428 sent an email letter to parents informing them that a chase of Pertussis had been confirmed at the high school.

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  15. Confirmed Case of Whooping Cough in Orchard Park SchoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2011 | WBEN-AM Buffalo

    Orchard Park, NY Orchard Park Schools report a case of whooping cough in the district. In a letter to parents, the district says Pertussis is a highly contagious disease involving the respiratory tract.

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  16. Whooping cough case identified at Carmel High SchoolRead the original story

    Mar 2, 2015 | Current in Carmel

    Today it was announced that a student at Carmel High School was identified as having whooping cough, officially known as pertussis. School officials did not return calls or emails from Current but did send the following email to parents and guardians of high school students.

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  17. Case of whooping cough reported at Carmel High SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2015 | The Indianapolis Star

    ... does not provide any specifics about the case but urges parents to be on the lookout for symptoms. "A case of pertussis (whooping cough) has been identified in Carmel High School and some students and staff may have been exposed either in the ...

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

    Feb 25, 2015 | 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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  19. Public Health: Pertussis, or Whooping Cough, increasing in County; Public urged to take precautionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2015 | 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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  20. California whooping-cough outbreak raises vaccine concernsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2015 | 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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