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National Health News 27 Confirmed Cases of Whooping Cough in 2015 in Barton County

27 Confirmed Cases of Whooping Cough in 2015 in Barton County

have been 27 cases of whooping cough confirmed by the KDHE [Kansas Department of Health and Environment] in Barton County this year [2015]. The outbreak in Barton County started in December last year [2014] when an infant died from whooping cough.  When more cases were confirmed, Barton County’s Health Department held a free TDaP […]

6/25/15 at 4:36 pm     1216      , ,     KSNW-TV
National Health News To prevent whooping cough in newborns, vaccinate pregnant moms

To prevent whooping cough in newborns, vaccinate pregnant moms

nating pregnant women against whooping cough is the best way to protect their newborns from respiratory infections that can prove fatal, according to new recommendations from the Global Pertussis Initiative (GPI). If inoculation during pregnancy isn’t feasible, the next best option is vaccinating immediate family members, caregivers and other people who regularly come in close […]

5/22/15 at 5:36 pm     1175      , ,     Reuters