Items Tagged ‘whooping cough’

May 18, 2012

Editorial: Old Disease Needs New Safeguard

By Mystery User

But a whooping cough outbreak in Washington State — as well as alarming increases in whooping cough in Minnesota and Wisconsin — serve as sobering reminders that some of these pathogens still lurk in everyday places and are capable of causing serious illness… ACTION NEEDED “Until we do better vaccinating adolescents and adults, this will […]

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Tags: Dr. Robert Jacobson, pertussis, Star Tribune, whooping cough


May 18, 2012

Whooping Cough Cases on the Rise in Minnesota

By Mystery User

Minnesota health officials say the state is dealing with a rising number of whooping cough cases this year. The Department of Health says in the first five months of 2012, 670 cases of pertussis were confirmed. That’s more than the total number of cases for all of 2011. In the Twin Cities metro, the most […]

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Tags: Department of Health, Dr. Thomas Boyle, pertussis, Post Bulletin, whooping cough


May 17, 2012

Whooping Cough Cases Are on Rise in Minnesota

By Mystery User

Pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, is on the rise in Minnesota. It hasn’t reached the point of an official “outbreak” yet, but health providers are asking parents to take steps to immunize themselves and their children. “I do not want to wait until the outbreak is full blown before taking action,” Dr. Thomas Boyce, […]

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Tags: Dr. Thomas Boyce, KARE11, pertussis, whooping cough


May 16, 2012

Three Shakopee Students Diagnosed With Whooping Cough

By Mystery User

Three students at Shakopee Junior High have been diagnosed with whooping cough, according to a letter that went out to parents today from the school nurse. Whooping cough (pertussis) is a highly contagious respiratory tract infection, according to the Mayo Clinic website. In many people, it’s marked by a severe hacking cough followed by a high-pitched intake […]

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Tags: Shakopee Junior High, ShakopeePatch, whooping cough


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