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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     1234      , ,     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     1190      , ,     Reuters
World Health News Americas region is declared the world’s first to eliminate rubella

Americas region is declared the world’s first to eliminate rubella

mericas region has become the first in the world to be declared free of endemic transmission of rubella, a contagious viral disease that can cause multiple birth defects as well as fetal death when contracted by women during pregnancy. This achievement culminates a 15-year effort that involved widespread administration of the vaccine against measles, […]

5/13/15 at 10:12 am     1254      ,     Pan American Health Organization
National Health News A deadly shadow: Measles may weaken immune system up to three years

A deadly shadow: Measles may weaken immune system up to three years

easles virus is known to cast a deadly shadow upon children by temporarily suppressing their immune systems. While this vulnerability was previously thought to have lasted a month or two, a new study shows that children may actually live in the immunological shadow of measles for up to three years – leaving them highly […]

5/11/15 at 9:48 am     1226      ,     Medical Xpress
National Health News Despite Recent Measles Outbreak, Resistance To Vaccinations Persists

Despite Recent Measles Outbreak, Resistance To Vaccinations Persists

sles outbreak linked to Disneyland has exposed gaps in immunization against the highly infectious disease. All told this year, 169 people in 20 states and the District of Columbia were reported sick with measles through May 1, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Childhood vaccination remains a potent public health weapon against […]

5/8/15 at 12:10 pm     1212      ,     NPR
World Health News Rubella Has Been Eliminated From the Americas, Health Officials Say

Rubella Has Been Eliminated From the Americas, Health Officials Say

la, a disease with terrible consequences for unborn children, has finally been eliminated from the Americas, a scientific panel set up by global health authorities announced Wednesday. The disease, also known as German measles, once infected millions of people in the Western Hemisphere. In a 1964-65 outbreak in the United States, 11,000 fetuses were miscarried, […]

5/4/15 at 10:24 am     1232      , ,     NY Times
National Health News Chickenpox virus can cause stroke in HIV patients, according to study

Chickenpox virus can cause stroke in HIV patients, according to study

nts infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) can, in rare cases, experience bleeding on the brain that causes a type of stroke called intracerebral hemorrhage. A Loyola University Medical Center case study demonstrates that a virus called varicella-zoster can cause inflammation of blood vessels in the brain. This inflammation, known as cerebral vasculitis, can cause […]

5/4/15 at 10:18 am     1122      , ,     Medical Xpress
National Health News Children with Neurological Disorders need Flu Vaccine but don’t always get it

Children with Neurological Disorders need Flu Vaccine but don’t always get it

ren who have neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy or epilepsy are no more likely to be vaccinated against influenza than youngsters without these conditions, despite the increased risk for complications from flu these children experience. Moreover, health care providers may not be familiar with the increased risk among these patients to effectively recommend influenza […]

4/10/15 at 11:28 am     1084      ,     Medical Xpress