DOVER, Del. (AP) - Public health officials say whooping cough is on the rise in Delaware and across the nation. Officials said Tuesday that 20 cases of whooping cough, also known as pertussis, have been reported in Delaware this year as of July 31.
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DENVER (AP) - The Colorado health department says at least 715 cases of whooping cough have been reported in the state so far this year. The department says the 715 cases reported through Aug. 11 is far above the five-year average of 158 cases typically reported by that time of... more »
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - Health officials have confirmed several cases of whooping cough at a charter school in Greeley, prompting school officials to tell 40 students who aren't immunized to stay home. The Greeley Tribune reports there are at least seven confirmed cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, at University... more »
BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say four additional cases of whooping cough have been identified at an Alamance County elementary school. The county Health Department says it didn't order lab tests to confirm the diagnosis because the people have whooping cough symptoms and were in contact with the three children... more »
The Colorado Department of Health is recommending that adults who will have contact with infants in the near future, get a vaccination against pertussis, commonly called whooping cough.
Colorado is among several states that have seen a notable increase in the number of pertussis cases reported this year.
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Due to a notable increase in the number of pertussis or whooping cough cases reported in Colorado since July, the state health department is recommending expanded use of vaccine for various age groups.
From July 1 through Nov. 13 of this year, 229 pertussis cases have been reported, compared... more »
Two Whooping Cough cases have been confirmed in Pueblo, prompting the health department to issue a warning to parents to make sure their children are vaccinated. The medical name for Whooping Cough is Pertussis. Your children should be up-to-date on their TDaP vaccine and booster shots.
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