whooping cough

The No.1 Thing to Protect Baby from Whooping Cough

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Baby might not be eligible for the whooping cough vaccine -- Tdap -- until she's two months old, but that doesn't mean you can't protect her from the infection. Whooping cough, technically pertussis, isn't usually dangerous in adults. But over half of babies diagnosed with pertussis need to be hospitalized, and in some cases, it's... read more

Whooping Cough Sweeps Through CA — Here’s How to Protect Baby

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Within the last two weeks, 800 cases of pertussis -- or whooping cough -- have been reported in California, bringing the yearly total so far up to 3,458. And that's just reported cases. We have an epidemic on our hands. Infants and young babies are especially vulnerable; about half of babies with whooping cough need to... read more

CDC Urges Pregnant Women to Get the Whooping Cough Vaccine

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Photo: Thinkstock / The Bump
Did you know there's a whooping cough epidemic going on? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a statement today saying the state of Washington has had 2,520 cases of whooping cough (aka pertussis) this year. That's a 1,300% increase over the same time period last year. Whooping cough is a bacterial infection that,... read more