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  1. Whooping Cough in Fairport School DistrictRead the original story

    Jun 1, 2016 | WHEC-TV Rochester

    Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a highly contagious bacterial infection that causes an uncontrollable, violent cough lasting several weeks or even months. It is caused by a bacterium that is found in the mouth, nose and throat of an infected person.

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  2. Port Angeles High School student diagnosed with whooping coughRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2016 | Peninsula Daily News

    A student at Port Angeles High School who was diagnosed with whooping cough is the only person to have been identified with the disease on the North Olympic Peninsula so far this year, health officials said Thursday. The Port Angeles School District announced this week it had been notified by the Clallam County Department of Health and Human Services that the boy, whom officials are not identifying, tested positive for pertussis, also known as whooping cough.

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  3. Case of Pertussis, otherwise known as whooping cough, confirmed at Jay Shideler ElementaryRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2016 | The Capital-Journal

    A case of Pertussis - otherwise known as whooping cough - has been confirmed at Jay Shideler Elementary School, an official with Auburn-Washburn Unified School District 437 said Wednesday. Martin Weishaar, director of communications for the district, said one student at the school at 4948 S.W. Wanamaker had contracted the disease.

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  4. Read Full ArticleRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2016 | WKRC-AM Cincinnati

    Since November 2015, there have been 230 cases of whooping cough, also known as pertussis, reported in Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton Counties. The Northern Kentucky Health Department has implemented several strategies to stop the spread of the disease, including providing free vaccine to the community.

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  5. First 2016 whooping cough death in Kern CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2016 | TurnTo23.com

    Bakersfield, CA - Pertussis, better known as whooping cough, has claimed the life of a Kern County infant less than six months of age, the Kern County Department of Public Health announced today. It is the first confirmed death from the disease in Kern County since 2009.

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  6. DHEC investigating possible case of whooping cough at Colleton County schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2016 | WMBF

    The Colleton County School District has informed parents that a student at Colleton County Middle School may have symptoms of Pertussis or whooping cough, although that has not been confirmed. A district spokesperson says parents were notified so that they could be aware of the potential symptoms of Pertussis in their child.

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  7. a Whooping cougha case at Castle Hayne Elementary SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2016 | Lumina News

    New Hanover County Schools said today that the county health department is investigating a case of pertussis, more commonly known as whooping cough," at Castle Hayne Elementary School, located at 3925 Roger Haynes Dr. The Mayo Clinic defines pertussis as "a highly-contagious respiratory tract infection ." According to NHCS, the health department has said the affected students may not return to school until they have been on antibiotics for at least five days and have been released by their physician.

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  8. Medscape CMERead the original story

    Mar 10, 2016 | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    ... 2013, local county health officials in Tallahassee, Florida, USA, were notified of a laboratory-confirmed pertussis case in a 1-year-old preschool attendee. During a 5-month period, 26 (22%) students 1-5 years of age, 2 staff from the same ...

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  9. Syrian refugees trigger whooping cough exposure alert in Surrey, AldergroveRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2016 | Maple Ridge News

    Fraser Health is warning there may be increased risk of contracting whooping cough after incoming Syrian refugee children were exposed to the disease in eastern Canada before arriving in B.C. Refugee families were exposed during their hotel stay in Montreal and some have since moved to Surrey's Guildford area and Aldergrove. Fraser officials said there is no public health concern, but there may have been additional exposures so they are following up to assess the children and their contacts for risk of contracting pertussis, commonly called whooping cough.

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  10. Syrian refugees trigger whooping cough exposure alert in Surrey, AldergroveRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2016 | The Now Newspaper

    Fraser Health is warning there may be increased risk of contracting whooping cough after incoming Syrian refugee children were exposed to the disease in eastern Canada before arriving in B.C. Refugee families were exposed during their hotel stay in Montreal and some have since moved to Surrey's Guildford area and Aldergrove. Fraser officials said there is no public health concern, but there may have been additional exposures so they are following up to assess the children and their contacts for risk of contracting pertussis, commonly called whooping cough.

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  11. Medscape CMERead the original story

    Feb 28, 2016 | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    ... 2013, local county health officials in Tallahassee, Florida, USA, were notified of a laboratory-confirmed pertussis case in a 1-year-old preschool attendee. During a 5-month period, 26 (22%) students 1-5 years of age, 2 staff from the same ...

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  12. Medscape CMERead the original story

    Feb 23, 2016 | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    ... 2013, local county health officials in Tallahassee, Florida, USA, were notified of a laboratory-confirmed pertussis case in a 1-year-old preschool attendee. During a 5-month period, 26 (22%) students 1-5 years of age, 2 staff from the same ...

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  13. Bordetella pertussis Strain Lacking Pertactin and Pertussis ToxinRead the original story

    Jan 25, 2016 | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Comparison with a French strain that was pertussis toxin-deficient, pertactin wild-type showed that the strains carry the same 28-kb deletion in similar genomes. Pertussis has resurged in the United States in recent decades; >48,000 cases were reported in 2012 .

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  14. Whooping cough vaccinations urgedRead the original story

    Jan 20, 2016 | The Paducah Sun Online Edition

    ... Health Department - covering Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton, Hickman and McCracken counties - reported 30 cases of pertussis, also called whooping cough, during 2015, said regional epidemiologist Rui Zhao. Zhao said that number is typical for the region ...

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  15. Confirmed case of whooping cough in...Read the original story

    Dec 8, 2015 | Times News

    ... School District has notified families that a person at the high school has a confirmed case of whooping cough (Pertussis). The district distributed a letter and fact sheet provided to the school districts by the Pennsylvania Department of Health ...

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  16. Pertussis alertRead the original story

    Dec 8, 2015 | Lakeland Times

    The Oneida County Health Department is aware of one lab-confirmed positive pertussis case reported on Dec. 3, 2015. Pertussis is a respiratory infection that generally begins with cold like symptoms, developing into a strong cough, generally without fever, that can be severe as coughing to the point of being short of breath or vomiting.

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  17. Engineers Develop Potential Treatment for Whooping CoughRead the original story

    Dec 6, 2015 | Holtville Tribune

    A team of researchers from The University of Texas at Austin and Synthetic Biologics Inc. have developed two antibodies to potentially treat or prevent pertussis, the highly contagious respiratory tract infection that affects millions of infants around the world and results in an estimated 200,000 child deaths every year. For the past five years, the research team has worked to develop two antibodies as a new anti-pertussis therapeutic injection.

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  18. Synthetic Biologics, Inc. Release: Texas Engineers Develop Potential Treatment For Whooping CoughRead the original story

    Dec 2, 2015 | BioSpace

    A team of researchers from The University of Texas at Austin and Synthetic Biologics Inc. have developed two antibodies to potentially treat or prevent pertussis, the highly contagious respiratory tract infection that affects millions of infants around the world and results in an estimated 200,000 child deaths every year. For the past five years, the research team has worked to develop two antibodies as a new anti-pertussis therapeutic injection.

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  19. Texas engineers develop potential treatment for whooping coughRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2015 | Medical News Today

    A team of researchers from The University of Texas at Austin and Synthetic Biologics Inc. have developed two antibodies to potentially treat or prevent pertussis , the highly contagious respiratory tract infection that affects millions of infants around the world and results in an estimated 200,000 child deaths every year. For the past five years, the research team has worked to develop two antibodies as a new anti-pertussis therapeutic injection.

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  20. New antibodies to treat whooping cough in infantsRead the original story

    Dec 3, 2015 | Nerve News

    Researchers have developed two antibodies to potentially treat or prevent pertussis, the highly contagious respiratory tract infection that affects millions of infants and results in an estimated 200,000 child deaths every year. Commonly known as whooping cough, the disease causes painful fits of coughing and life-threatening symptoms in infants and has had a devastating impact worldwide.

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