whooping cough http://wamc.org en Vermont Health Dept. Says Whooping Cough Down http://wamc.org/post/vermont-health-dept-says-whooping-cough-down <p></p><p></p><p>The Vermont Health Department says the number of whooping cough cases in the state has dropped in half since a vaccination and public information campaign was launched in December.<br><br>Last year the state reported a record number of 645 cases of whooping cough, a number the state considered an epidemic. Wed, 27 Feb 2013 02:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 58639 at http://wamc.org Vermont Health Dept. Says Whooping Cough Down Vermont Offers Free Whooping Cough Vaccine http://wamc.org/post/vermont-offers-free-whooping-cough-vaccine <p></p><p>The Vermont Health Department was dispensing free vaccines Wednesday at clinics around the state to prevent the spread of whooping cough,&nbsp; which has reached epidemic numbers in Vermont. Wed, 19 Dec 2012 22:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 54238 at http://wamc.org Vermont Offers Free Whooping Cough Vaccine Vermont Officials Urge Adults to Get Vaccinated http://wamc.org/post/vermont-officials-urge-adults-get-vaccinated <p>Vermont health officials are urging adults to get a new vaccine for whooping cough as the state deals with an outbreak of the disease.<br><br>More than 500 people have been affected by whooping cough or pertussis this year. That's 10 times the amount reported by the end of 2011.<br><br>More than 20 babies younger than a year have had the disease and six infants have had to be hospitalized.<br><br>The Health Department is recommending that anyone over 19 get a Tdap vaccine, which is a booster against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, to help prevent the spread of the disease.<br> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 22:40:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 53890 at http://wamc.org Vermont Officials Urge Adults to Get Vaccinated Whooping Cough Cases Increase in Vermont http://wamc.org/post/whooping-cough-cases-increase-vermont <p>The Vermont Health Department says cases of whooping cough are increasing in the state.<br /><br />The state says there have been 201 confirmed cases this year, with 68 of them reported from June 1 through Aug. 8. No deaths have been reported.<br /><br />Three infants have been hospitalized with confirmed or probable whooping cough, also called pertussis, since June 1.<br /> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 22:15:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 45189 at http://wamc.org Dr. Thomas Clark - U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention http://wamc.org/post/dr-thomas-clark-us-centers-disease-control-and-prevention <p>The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that this could become the worst year in half a century for whooping cough, or Pertussis. So far in New York State this year, there have been 1,288 cases, that&rsquo;s three times the number for all of last year. For more on whooping cough, what it is and what can be done about it, WAMC&rsquo;s Brian Shields spoke with Dr. Thomas Clark, a medical epidemiologist with the CDC, who gave insight into why Pertussis has become such a problem this year.</p> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 16:35:00 +0000 Brian Shields 43931 at http://wamc.org