A single case of pertussis has led one Michigan school to ban unvaccinated students from class.
A student at Bloomfield Hills High School was recently diagnosed with Pertussis —
Wayne County Health Director Ruta Sharangpani says whooping cough can be a stubborn disease.
U of M Researcher Sara Clark says many adults aren’t aware vaccine protection wears off over time.
One reason for the rise in whooping-cough cases, is that some parents don’t get their children vaccinated because of Autism fears.
Health officials in Michigan are urging residents to get vaccinated against whooping cough and influenza to help protect themselves and infants.
Physicians are urging parents throughout the state to have their children vaccinated against pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, and other infectious diseases with dangerous outbreaks on the rise in Michigan and across the nation.
Two University of Michigan population ecologists have been awarded a $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for a five-year study that will try to explain the changing patterns of whooping cough outbreaks, using records from several countries spanning more than 70 years.
A new preliminary study shows that children may need more frequent vaccines to prevent pertussis, known as whooping cough.
The risks from whooping cough may sound like a thing of the past. But they’re still very real – even deadly.