Pertussis mortality and public misperceptions
- Commentary: Family Crisis Points to Health Hazard for Meetings. Beer, Mitchell // Association Meetings Exclusive Insight;10/31/2011, p6
A personal narrative is presented which explores the author's experience of having whooping cough or pertussis together with his family which was acquired during a large public gathering in mid-September 2011.
- Whooping cough. Levenson, Ros // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);3/10/2007, Vol. 334 Issue 7592, p552
The article discusses the author's experience with whooping cough. She discusses her diagnosis, which was difficult since physicians may not consider whooping cough in adults. With a long history of asthma, it was assumed that her respiratory illness was related to that condition. She mentions...
- Preventive measures. // FDA Consumer;Jun85, Vol. 19 Issue 5, p14
Whooping cough (pertussis) still threatens US children, since they are more susceptible to its life-threatening implications than adults, who also can get the contagious disease. A look at the disease and preventive measures.
- Pertussis returns with a vengeance. // Patient Care;2/15/1994, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p10
Reports on the incidence of pertussis in the United States in 1993. Number of cases noted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); Comparison with 1992 figures; Ages of patients; Susceptibility of older children; Call for physicians to quickly recognize and treat pertussis;...
- Natural course of 500 consecutive cases of whooping cough: A general practice population study. Jenkinson, Douglas // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);2/4/95, Vol. 310 Issue 6975, p299
Presents a study describing the natural course of whooping cough in Great Britain for the period covering 1977-1992. Incidence of vomiting, whooping and apnea; Hospital admissions and complications; Duration and frequency of paroxysms; Pattern of spread.
- Adults spreading whooping cough. // Australia's Parents;Apr/May98, Issue 104, p38
Presents information pertaining to the transmission of whooping cough or pertussis in New South Wales, while indicating that adults could be going for pertussis shots, following concerns that adults are contributing to the transmission of the disease. Information on figures on cases reported of...
- Transmission of Pertussis from adult to infant -- Michigan, 1993. // MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;2/3/1995, Vol. 44 Issue 4, p74
Summarizes the investigation of two cases of pertussis in which transmission occurred from an adult resident of Massachusetts who was visiting the resident of an infant in Michigan. Editorial note given.
- Pertussis: An update on primary prevention and outbreak... Scott, Paul T.; Clark, Jeffrey B. // American Family Physician;9/15/1997, Vol. 56 Issue 4, p1121
Discusses the primary prevention and outbreak control update on pertussis. Epidemiology and pathophysiology of the disease; Clinical characteristics of pertussis infection; Pertussis in infants, children, adolescents and adults.
- Vaccine failure. MacKenzie, Debora // New Scientist;10/11/97, Vol. 156 Issue 2103, p5
Reports that a strain of vaccine-resistant whooping cough is causing an epidemic among children in the Netherlands and is spreading across Europe. Number of whooping cough cases in 1996; Whooping cough cases among immunized children; Mutation in the whooping cough bacterium; Dependence of the...