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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.
Has a decade of maternal pertussis vaccination reduced its effectiveness?

Has a decade of maternal pertussis vaccination reduced its effectiveness?

Maternal pertussis vaccination boosts infant protection up to eight months

Maternal pertussis vaccination boosts infant protection up to eight months

Color of the phlegm can indicate degree of lung inflammation in patients with bronchiectasis

Color of the phlegm can indicate degree of lung inflammation in patients with bronchiectasis

Strep A infections on the rise among Australians, study finds

Strep A infections on the rise among Australians, study finds

Prior vaccinations may help protect against Alzheimer's disease

Prior vaccinations may help protect against Alzheimer's disease

Survey highlights substantial gaps in knowledge about maternal health

Survey highlights substantial gaps in knowledge about maternal health

New vaccine protects infant monkeys from diarrhea and promotes growth

New vaccine protects infant monkeys from diarrhea and promotes growth

CDC to reduce funding for states’ child vaccination programs

CDC to reduce funding for states’ child vaccination programs

Study reveals factors impacting pertussis antibody half-lives in infants, sheds light on preterm infants' resilience

Study reveals factors impacting pertussis antibody half-lives in infants, sheds light on preterm infants' resilience

Nonsurgical system for controlled delivery of antibiotics to treat aggressive periodontitis in adolescents

Nonsurgical system for controlled delivery of antibiotics to treat aggressive periodontitis in adolescents

A technicality could keep RSV shots from kids in need

A technicality could keep RSV shots from kids in need

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