Thursday, August 2, 2012

Eeww, the 100 Day Cough! Pertussis

CNN has reported on the rise of Whooping Cough (Pertussis) on international news all this week, so I wanted to remind you, even as an adult, to get the Tdap booster. Whooping Cough can develop into pneumonia even in adults, and the cough usually lasts for three months. It is highly contagious. Not fun. We have school to teach!

1.Is 'Improved' Vaccine Causing Whooping Cough Outbreaks? http://news.yahoo.com/improved-vaccine-causing-whooping-cough-outbreaks-200513029.html

Here are many links:


2.Latest Whooping Cough News
http://abcnews.go.com/topics/lifestyle/health/whooping-cough.htm

This is from UK NHS

3. Whooping cough
http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/whooping-cough/pages/introduction.aspx

4. Old whooping cough vaccine protected better than new
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/08/01/old-whooping-cough-vaccine-protected-better-than-new/ 

5. Whooping Cough Makes a Comeback
http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/01/whooping-cough-makes-a-comeback/ 

6.  Whooping Cough: Worst Year For Pertussis In 5 Decades, CDC Says 
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/19/whooping-cough-pertussis-cdc-case_n_1687096.html 


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