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Whooping Cough is a serious bacterial infection of the lungs and breathing tubes that spreads easily. Whooping cough begins like a cold, but develops into severe coughing and gasping for air. Long spells of coughing may cause vomiting, and broken blood vessels in the eyes and on the skin. Also called pertussis.
Global resurgence of whooping cough can be attributed to immunological failures of vaccines

Global resurgence of whooping cough can be attributed to immunological failures of vaccines

Research provides novel insights into bacterial toxins

Research provides novel insights into bacterial toxins

Children need to be up-to-date on immunizations before heading back-to-school

Children need to be up-to-date on immunizations before heading back-to-school

Medical experts at UT Physicians provide tips for healthy start to new school year

Medical experts at UT Physicians provide tips for healthy start to new school year

Vaccines can be blamed for any illness even with lack of evidence says EU court

Vaccines can be blamed for any illness even with lack of evidence says EU court

Survey finds parents to be least knowledgeable about invasive pneumococcal disease

Survey finds parents to be least knowledgeable about invasive pneumococcal disease

New paper-based device shows great potential for whooping cough diagnosis in low-resource settings

New paper-based device shows great potential for whooping cough diagnosis in low-resource settings

Maternal Tdap vaccination during pregnancy reduces pertussis risk in infants

Maternal Tdap vaccination during pregnancy reduces pertussis risk in infants

Presence of day cares not linked to community risk of whooping cough among kids, study finds

Presence of day cares not linked to community risk of whooping cough among kids, study finds

Parents can take eight steps to boost child's immunity, says family medicine specialist

Parents can take eight steps to boost child's immunity, says family medicine specialist

Important vaccines that should not be missed by adults, elders and pregnant women

Important vaccines that should not be missed by adults, elders and pregnant women

Poor, remote Indigenous Australians have increased risk of sexually transmissible infections

Poor, remote Indigenous Australians have increased risk of sexually transmissible infections

People in Europe are most skeptical about vaccines

People in Europe are most skeptical about vaccines

Exposure to infections in early life not linked to higher mortality risk during adulthood

Exposure to infections in early life not linked to higher mortality risk during adulthood

Tdap vaccine safe for mothers and infants

Tdap vaccine safe for mothers and infants

Maternal Immunations app aims to guide, remind pregnant women about vaccines

Maternal Immunations app aims to guide, remind pregnant women about vaccines

CDC publishes reports on infectious and noninfectious diseases

CDC publishes reports on infectious and noninfectious diseases

Get your flu shot before fall festivities, says Loyola infectious disease specialist

Get your flu shot before fall festivities, says Loyola infectious disease specialist

Outbreak of Bordetella parapertussis occurred in Southeastern Minnesota in 2014: Study

Outbreak of Bordetella parapertussis occurred in Southeastern Minnesota in 2014: Study

ACP awarded $1,002,884 Cooperative Agreement to increase adult immunization rates in US

ACP awarded $1,002,884 Cooperative Agreement to increase adult immunization rates in US