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Several cases of whooping cough reported in Juneau schools

...cases in Juneau schools of pertussis, also known as "whooping cough."There have been two confirmed cases of the highly...immunized.If a child does begin showing symptoms of whooping cough, parents are encouraged to contact their doctors...
SEARHC encourages prevention against whooping cough

...they have a current pertussis (whooping cough) vaccination.In July, the...Prevention (CDC) said this summer's whooping cough outbreak could become the worst...vaccine than a few years ago.Whooping cough starts out with cold-like symptoms...
Pediatricians urge vaccines for whooping cough

...seriously about immunizing them. Whooping cough can be life-threatening for...and children get vaccinated. Whooping cough is a bacterial disease. The main...receive the vaccine. "Because whooping cough is always around, this new vaccine...
Juneau becomes a 'hot spot' for whooping cough with a growing number of whooping cough cases and are trying to stem the...makes Juneau one of the state's whooping cough hot spots, along with Homer...spread of the disease, Funk said. Whooping cough is unusually difficult to combat...
Whooping cough vaccines available

...State health and Juneau school officials are offering whooping cough vaccines today and Wednesday at two area middle schools. A spike in pertussis cases, also known as whooping cough, has pressed officials into making the vaccines available...
Photo: Whooping cough vaccinations

...a Tdap vaccine Tuesday at Floyd Dryden Middle School. The clinic will move to Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School from 2 to 8 p.m. today. There have been a growing number of Pertussis (whooping cough) cases reported in Juneau this year.
Thanks for help in fighting pertussis

Due to the unusually high number of whooping cough cases diagnosed in the Juneau area since July, Juneau...the clinics in this effort to contain the spread of whooping cough in our community. Susan Pridgen-Webb Public health...
My Turn: Fall - the season for back-to-school, new beginnings and heathcare opportunities

...adolescents and adults, STI counseling for adolescents and adults, and immunizations such as pertussis vaccine to prevent whooping cough, polio vaccine, and meningococcal vaccine to prevent many types of meningitis. Checking in with your primary care...
Vaccination fees waived in August

...protects those around you."Alaska saw a pertussis (whooping cough) epidemic in 2012, with rates four times the national...up with serious complications from ... measles or whooping cough or chicken pox."While the focus is on immunizations...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down

...understanding and confronting what divides us." Thumbs down to the two confirmed and three suspected cases of "whooping cough," officially known as pertussis, in Juneau schools. The sickness is a highly contagious disease, which starts...


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