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ND earns low ranking in ability to protect against infectious threats

December 17, 2013 in Uncategorized

North Dakota has some work to do in the area of infectious disease control and prevention, according to a national report made public Tuesday.

Findings released as the product of a joint venture between Trust for America’s Health and the Robert …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

SD sees increase in whooping cough cases

October 11, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) State health officials say whooping cough cases are on the rise in South Dakota. Continue Reading

Whip the whoop with autumn immunizations

August 23, 2012 in Lake County News-Chronicle

This year has seen a spike in the number of cases of whooping cough, or pertussis, across the state. Although there were no reported cases in Lake County, there have been 2,367 cases in Minnesota as of Aug. 16 and 44 cases in St Louis County, including cases at the Lakewood School, according to the Minnesota Health Department web site. Continue Reading

Minnesota and ND whooping cough cases spike, mirroring national trend

July 30, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota health officials also are seeing a spike in cases of whooping cough, said Abbi Pierce, immunization surveillance coordinator in the Division of Disease Control, North Dakota Department of Health. So far this year, North Dakota has more cases of whooping cough than were reported in all of 2011. Continue Reading

Doctors ‘very concerned’ about rise in whooping cough cases

July 30, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Alarmed by dramatic increases in the number of whooping cough cases in the U.S., health officials are urging adults, especially pregnant women and those who spend time around children, to get a booster shot as soon as possible. Continue Reading

CDC: Whooping cough rising at alarming rate in US; high numbers in Minnesota

July 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The U.S. appears headed for its worst year for whooping cough in more than five decades, with the number of cases rising at an epidemic rate that experts say may reflect a problem with the effectiveness of the vaccine. Continue Reading

Federal advisory panels says all adults should get whooping cough shots

February 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The panel voted today to expand its recommendation to include all those 65 and older who haven’t gotten a whooping cough shot as an adult. Children have been vaccinated against whooping cough since the 1940s, but a vaccine for adolescents and adults was not licensed until 2005. Continue Reading

Minn. teens diagnosed with whooping cough

December 28, 2011 in The Daily Republic

DULUTH, Minn. Six Ashland, Minn., teenagers have been diagnosed with pertussis a.k.a. whooping cough within the past couple of weeks.
Cyndi Zach, Ashland County’s interim health director, said all six are students in the Ashland schools, and all had been vaccinated for the disease. Continue Reading

Whooping cough vaccination fades in 3 years, study says

September 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The whooping cough vaccine given to babies and toddlers loses much of its effectiveness after just three years a lot faster than doctors believed and that could help explain a recent series of outbreaks in the U.S. among children who were fully vaccinated, a study suggests. Continue Reading

New vaccine recommendations aimed at combating high rate of pertussis

January 17, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

In an effort to combat a persistently high level of pertussis or whooping cough, state and federal health officials are urging physicians and their patients to make wider use of a pertussis booster vaccine called Tdap (tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis). Continue Reading