Pertussis

Worst Whooping Cough Epidemic In Decades Strikes California

Whooping Cough Concerns Keller Church

A Keller church is warning its congregation that it may be at risk of contracting Pertussis, or whooping cough, as it is widely called.

04/26/2014

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Doctors Battling North Texas Whooping Cough Outbreak

Tarrant and Dallas Counties are wrestling with a major outbreak of whooping cough. Dallas County has nearly 330 cases reported so far this year. The numbers in Tarrant County are even higher — at close to 600.

CBS 11–11/15/2013

Worst Whooping Cough Epidemic In Decades Strikes California

Local Daycares Protecting Against Pertussis

More children are coming down with whooping cough in Tarrant County, just as warnings are going out to get vaccinated against the bacteria.

10/09/2013

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North Texas Mom Has Whooping Cough Warning For Parents

We know an infant in Dallas County died in what is expected to be the worst whooping cough outbreak in more than 50 years. So far this year, there have been more than 1,100 reported cases in North Texas, with nearly half of them in Tarrant County.

CBSDFW.COM–10/08/2013

A bottle of the pertussis vaccine against whooping cough and a syringe are show in a pharmacy. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Vaccine Recommended For Expectant Mothers, As Whooping Cough Cases Increase

Health officials in Tarrant County said they’ve seen a record number of whooping cough cases and are urging people and businesses to take action.

CBS 11–10/08/2013

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Whooping Cough Continues Spreading Across North Texas

A whooping cough epidemic continues to spread across North Texas. New cases have been reported in Parker and Wise counties.

CBS 11–09/19/2013

A 14-month-old child sits on the lap of her mother as she receives the combined Measles Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccination. (credit: Geoff Caddick/AFP/Getty Images)

More Texas Children Getting Sick With Whooping Cough

At the moment, the only sounds coming from 4-month-old Mason Shepherd are the typical gurgles of a contented baby. But, earlier this summer a horrible cough had his parents worried and thinking the worst.

CBS 11–08/20/2013

A bottle of the pertussis vaccine against whooping cough and a syringe are show in a pharmacy. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Whooping Cough Reaches Outbreak Level In Texas

Whooping cough has reached an outbreak level in the state. More than 1600 cases of the deadly, dangerous virus are reported.

08/19/2013

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Whooping Cough Reported At Elementary School

A school principal in Plano is sending warning letters to parents, alerting them that someone at the school has whooping cough. The infected person is at High Tower Elementary, but the letter isn’t specific if the individual is a student or a staff member.

CBSDFW.COM–09/21/2012

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CDC: Whooping Cough Cases May Be Most In 5 Decades

Health officials say the nation is on track to have the worst year for whooping cough in more than five decades. Nearly 18,000 cases, including more than 500 in Texas, have been reported so far — more than twice the number seen at this point last year.

07/19/2012

A man coughing. (credit: Getty Images/Andreas Rentz)

Whooping Cough Makes Fatal Resurgence In Texas

Whooping cough is making a deadly resurgence in Texas. In all of 2011, there were 961 reported cases statewide. Through April of this year, though, there have been 424 cases, including one that resulted in the death of a Dallas child.

05/17/2012