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Whooping cough, a highly contagious respiratory disease, is an illness that most parents are aware of and understand how serious it can get. But because we have seen an uptick in cases the past couple of weeks, now is a › Continue Reading

Over the past few months, we’ve seen several children with pertussis, a highly contagious illness commonly called whooping cough. Pertussis is a respiratory disease caused by bacteria. It is known for uncontrollable, violent coughing which often makes it hard to › Continue Reading

The bacteria bordetella pertussis has taken up residence in Greater Cincinnati and is leaving many babies, children and adults gasping for their breath. Bordatella pertussis is the bacteria which causes pertussis illness, more commonly known as whooping cough. And per › Continue Reading

More adolescents being vaccinated for pertussis – also known as whooping cough – appears to result in fewer pertussis-related hospitalizations in infants, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics. Whooping cough is a highly contagious and often › Continue Reading

Youngsters who received older whole-cell whooping cough vaccines had greater protection during a recent outbreak than those who got newer acellular medications, according to a new study. During a 2010-2011 outbreak in California, 10- through 17-year-olds whose first four diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis › Continue Reading

The U.S. has been hit hard this year with cases of whooping cough, or pertussis. For the first time in more than a half century, the number of cases has exceeded 36,000. Whooping cough is a highly contagious respiratory disease › Continue Reading