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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.
Brief roundup of research done by experts at UCLA Health

Brief roundup of research done by experts at UCLA Health

Vaccination against pertussis in pregnancy and outstanding scientific questions

Vaccination against pertussis in pregnancy and outstanding scientific questions

The impact of the infant gut microbiome on vaccine efficacy

The impact of the infant gut microbiome on vaccine efficacy

‘He stood his ground’: California state Senator will leave office as champion of tough vaccine laws

‘He stood his ground’: California state Senator will leave office as champion of tough vaccine laws

CDC recommends Novavax's COVID-19 vaccine to be used as primary series option for adolescents

CDC recommends Novavax's COVID-19 vaccine to be used as primary series option for adolescents

CDC: Novavax's COVID-19 vaccine can be used as another primary series option for adults

CDC: Novavax's COVID-19 vaccine can be used as another primary series option for adults

UQ researchers call for an urgent review of low vaccination rates during pregnancy

UQ researchers call for an urgent review of low vaccination rates during pregnancy

Study estimates the global RSV disease burden in children under five in 2019

Study estimates the global RSV disease burden in children under five in 2019

Schools, pediatricians look to make up lost ground on non-covid vaccinations

Schools, pediatricians look to make up lost ground on non-covid vaccinations

Over half of states have rolled back public health powers in pandemic

Over half of states have rolled back public health powers in pandemic

Breast milk of vaccinated mothers contains antibodies that may protect nursing infants from COVID-19

Breast milk of vaccinated mothers contains antibodies that may protect nursing infants from COVID-19

Damage to children’s education — and their health — could last a lifetime

Damage to children’s education — and their health — could last a lifetime

Immune response to FDA-approved vaccines is strong and potentially long-lasting

Immune response to FDA-approved vaccines is strong and potentially long-lasting

Burden of asymptomatic pertussis in infants is greater than previously thought

Burden of asymptomatic pertussis in infants is greater than previously thought

Study shows pertussis is still common among middle-aged adults in European countries

Study shows pertussis is still common among middle-aged adults in European countries

Study shows more evidence that vaccines are safe for children, adults

Study shows more evidence that vaccines are safe for children, adults

Mistrust in local, national governments is slowing down child vaccination progress in Africa

Mistrust in local, national governments is slowing down child vaccination progress in Africa

New model could help test vaccines against the deadly Strep A bacteria

New model could help test vaccines against the deadly Strep A bacteria

Ohio’s Amish suffered a lot from Covid, but vaccines are still a hard sell

Ohio’s Amish suffered a lot from Covid, but vaccines are still a hard sell

COVID-19 antibodies persist in breast milk for months following mother’s vaccination

COVID-19 antibodies persist in breast milk for months following mother’s vaccination