Whooping Cough http://kunc.org en Exempting Kids From Shots May Require More Education For Parents http://kunc.org/post/exempting-kids-shots-may-require-more-education-parents <p></p><p>Colorado health officials want more kids to be immunized for routine medical conditions such as measles and whooping cough. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 19:08:37 +0000 Jackie Fortier 54263 at http://kunc.org Exempting Kids From Shots May Require More Education For Parents 69 More Whooping Cough Cases Reported In Colorado In Two Weeks http://kunc.org/post/69-more-whooping-cough-cases-reported-colorado-two-weeks <p></p><p>The middle of December saw the highest number of pertussis or whooping cough cases in 2013. Mon, 06 Jan 2014 19:46:03 +0000 Jackie Fortier 53275 at http://kunc.org 69 More Whooping Cough Cases Reported In Colorado In Two Weeks Colorado's Personal Belief Exemption Target Of New Report http://kunc.org/post/colorados-personal-belief-exemption-target-new-report <p></p><p>The Colorado Department of Health released a report with recommendations seeking to restrict the ways parents can opt out of immunizing their children against childhood diseases such as whooping cough and measles. Wed, 11 Dec 2013 20:21:44 +0000 Jackie Fortier 52729 at http://kunc.org Colorado's Personal Belief Exemption Target Of New Report New October Whooping Cough Cases Push Colo. Total Over 1,000 http://kunc.org/post/new-october-whooping-cough-cases-push-colo-total-over-1000 <p>Another 100 cases of whooping cough, or pertussis were reported in Colorado during the last two weeks of October. Jefferson and Boulder counties had the highest number of cases.</p><p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 21:56:22 +0000 Jackie Fortier 51934 at http://kunc.org New October Whooping Cough Cases Push Colo. Total Over 1,000 Vaccine Refusals Fueled California's Whooping Cough Epidemic http://kunc.org/post/vaccine-refusals-fueled-californias-whooping-cough-epidemic When the whooping cough vaccine was invented in the 1940s, doctors thought they had finally licked the illness, which is especially dangerous for babies. But then it came roaring back.<p>In 2010, a whooping cough outbreak in California sickened 9,120 people, more than in any year since 1947. Ten infants died; babies are too young to be vaccinated.<p>Public health officials suspected that the increased numbers of parents who refused to vaccinate their children played a role, but they couldn't be sure.<p>Vaccine refusal was indeed a factor, researchers now say. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:58:00 +0000 50209 at http://kunc.org Vaccine Refusals Fueled California's Whooping Cough Epidemic