pertussis

There have been at least 10 outbreaks of measles across twenty states already this year, an alarming and dramatic surge.

As ACSH's Ana Dolaskie approaches the final weeks of pregnancy, she is making sure all her vaccinations are up-to-date. This includes the TDAP vaccine (Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis) and influenza shot.

Every semester, I would start my lecture on Bordetella pertussis by playing the sound of a baby with whooping cough - loudly and for a long enough time that my students almost couldn't bear to listen to it anymore.

Pertussis Outbreak, FLAIn September 2013, local county health officials in Tallahassee, Fla.

153988137In 2012, Washington state had an outbreak of pertussis (whooping cough).