home
RSS
Washington has whooping cough 'epidemic'
April 4th, 2012
02:03 PM ET

Washington has whooping cough 'epidemic'

Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, has reached "epidemic levels" in the state of Washington, health officials say.

As of March 31, the state had 640 cases compared to 94 cases at the same time last year. This could put Washington “on-pace to have the highest number of reported cases in decades,” according to the health department's press release.

There have not been any reported  deaths, said a spokesman for the health department. The state had two whooping cough deaths in 2010 and two in 2011.

Whooping cough is a highly contagious disease caused by bacteria that can lead to severe upper respiratory infections. The bacteria spread in tiny droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Symptoms can resemble a cold at first, but as the disease persists, it may cause severe coughing attacks that end with a high-pitched whooping sound.

The disease is preventable through a vaccine, which is given to children through a series of five injections from 2 months to 4 or 6 years of age. Whooping cough is most serious in infants, especially when they’re too young to get vaccinated or aren’t fully protected yet.

Even after all five shots, the childhood vaccine doesn’t protect you for life.  Booster shots are recommended after age 11 and every 10 years during adulthood through the Tdap vaccine, which also protects against tetanus and diphtheria. Health officials recommend anyone with close contact with babies to get up-to-date with their shots.

However, some parents choose to not vaccinate their children or, in other cases, vaccinated people lose their immunity because the vaccine has worn off.

Washington health officials have started airing a public service announcement that features a mother who lost her baby to whooping cough last year. The PSA can be heard here.

In 2010, whooping cough infected 9,000 people and killed 10 infants in California, in the worst outbreak in the state in 60 years. California passed a law requiring all students in the 7th to 12th grade to get the Tdap booster shot.


soundoff (206 Responses)
  1. Use vicks on your sore feet today before its to late.

    I'm no longer positive the place you're getting your information, however good topic. I must spend some time finding out more or understanding more. Thanks for great info I used to be on the lookout for this info for my mission.

    April 9, 2012 at 19:16 | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Fenix Flashlights

    What i do not realize is if truth be told how you are no longer actually much more neatly-liked than you might be right now. You're very intelligent. You recognize therefore significantly with regards to this subject, made me personally imagine it from so many numerous angles. Its like men and women are not interested until it�s something to do with Girl gaga! Your individual stuffs nice. All the time care for it up!

    April 10, 2012 at 17:22 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mon

      She is getting so big!! What a doll! Regarding the eye, I would metoinn it the next time I was at the doctor there may be exercises you can do if it really is lazy, or they can refer you to a pediatric eye doctor or just tell you to watch it. She still is so young but persoanlly I always like to be on top of things too! Have fun with your angels!! Glad they are feeling better!

      September 11, 2012 at 22:00 | Report abuse |
  3. stop biting nails

    obviously like your website however you need to take a look at the spelling on several of your posts. Many of them are rife with spelling problems and I find it very troublesome to tell the truth however I'll definitely come back again.

    April 18, 2012 at 08:34 | Report abuse | Reply
  4. how to stop biting nails

    I simply could not leave your site before suggesting that I actually loved the usual information an individual provide in your guests? Is gonna be back regularly to check out new posts

    April 18, 2012 at 08:35 | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Registered address located in Sussex

    Some useful bits of information here, thanks very much!

    April 19, 2012 at 06:30 | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Courtney @ Illuminate

    Not sure this is accurate: "Booster shots are recommended after age 11 and every 10 years during adulthood through the Tdap vaccine, which also protects against tetanus and diphtheria."

    According to the CDC, only one TDaP is needed in adulthood, not every 10 years. You can replace one of your tetanus shots with the TDap, but you don't need to get the TDaP every time.

    http://www.cdc.gov/Features/Pertussis/

    May 8, 2012 at 15:03 | Report abuse | Reply
  7. dedicated hosting

    Your style is very unique in comparison to other people I have read stuff from. Thanks for posting when you've got the opportunity, Guess I will just bookmark this site.| dedicated hosting http://www.cellsea.com/user/home/CR50e7af2d847a9

    August 5, 2013 at 17:29 | Report abuse | Reply
  8. john

    I'm looking for a WordPress magazine theme that let's te readers subscribe to a newsletter. How do I find out if a template can do that? When I look at the demos I never come across this function. Thanks!.

    April 27, 2014 at 22:18 | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Lenny Olive

    That is the best search system in the planet

    http://google.com

    April 17, 2017 at 09:45 | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Learn More Here

    I’ve been exploring for a little bit for any high-quality articles or weblog posts in this kind of house . Exploring in Yahoo I finally stumbled upon this web site. Reading this info So i am happy to express that I've a very good uncanny feeling I found out exactly what I needed. I so much definitely will make certain to do not overlook this website and provides it a glance regularly.

    May 26, 2019 at 01:10 | Report abuse | Reply
  11. callaway fusion ft 3

    What computer should I buy to run an Adobe CS4 Suite at full speed?

    https://fairviewgolf.net/2019/02/26/bazar-subuh-telaga-golf2/

    July 1, 2019 at 07:03 | Report abuse | Reply
  12. click here to investigate electrician free estimate

    Thanks for another informative site. Where else could I get that type of information written in such an ideal way? I have a project that I'm just now working on, and I've been on the look out for such information.

    https://google.com.np/url?q=https://contactup.io/rapidelectric/

    November 27, 2020 at 14:58 | Report abuse | Reply
  13. San Diego Plumber here

    Valuable info. Lucky me I found your web site by accident, and I'm shocked why this accident didn't happened earlier! I bookmarked it.

    http://cse.google.co.id/url?q=https://foursquare.com/v/ace-contractors-plumbing-heating-and-air/595204ba73fe2575b50c3cf43

    November 28, 2020 at 11:40 | Report abuse | Reply
  14. discover this info here electricians in san diego

    Sweet blog! I found it while surfing around on Yahoo News. Do you have any tips on how to get listed in Yahoo News? I've been trying for a while but I never seem to get there! Cheers

    http://cse.google.co.il/url?q=https://www.google.com/maps/place/Rapid+Electric/@32.8245525,-117.0951637,10z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x8f124dc77cb8c862!8m2!3d32.8245525!4d-117.0951785

    November 29, 2020 at 10:29 | Report abuse | Reply
  15. best site electricians in san diego

    Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though you relied on the video to make your point. You clearly know what youre talking about, why throw away your intelligence on just posting videos to your weblog when you could be giving us something enlightening to read?

    http://google.com.ar/url?q=http://www.where2go.com/binn/b_search.w2g?function=detail&type=simple&listing_no=1750722&_UserReference=7F0000014653618275E42BB4B4695FB46B1F

    November 30, 2020 at 10:15 | Report abuse | Reply
  16. Agustina Paparo

    Hasta ahora el proceso de mecanizado de este tipo de cigüeñales marinos monoblock tenía una duración aproximada de 190 horas, requiriéndose la realización de los procesos de mecanizado citados en distintas operaciones, las cuales requerían mover la pieza hasta en 11 ocasiones, con el consiguiente incremento logístico, de horas y de costes.

    https://purnima-valiathan.com/members/sizefelony24/activity/104249/

    December 1, 2020 at 07:36 | Report abuse | Reply
  17. YOURURL.com electricians san diego

    Good site! I really love how it is simple on my eyes and the data are well written. I am wondering how I could be notified whenever a new post has been made. I've subscribed to your feed which must do the trick! Have a great day!

    https://BobJohnsonblog398.com/

    December 3, 2020 at 01:22 | Report abuse | Reply
  18. Continued electric repair

    The crux of your writing while appearing agreeable initially, did not sit very well with me after some time. Someplace throughout the sentences you managed to make me a believer unfortunately only for a while. I nevertheless have a problem with your leaps in logic and you might do well to fill in those gaps. If you actually can accomplish that, I could definitely be amazed.

    https://BobJohnsonblog398.com/

    December 4, 2020 at 20:48 | Report abuse | Reply
  19. affordable plumbing browse this site

    Well I definitely enjoyed studying it. This information offered by you is very effective for correct planning.

    http://www.albanynewsnow.com/news/story/208580/ace-contractors-plumbers-handles-all-local-plumbing-service-needs-in-san-diego.html

    January 1, 2021 at 15:56 | Report abuse | Reply
  20. Cassidy Bunda

    some really interesting details you have written.

    https://Dreamproxies.com/buy-proxies/400-private-proxies

    January 13, 2021 at 06:08 | Report abuse | Reply
  21. Adeline Madeja

    Very interesting topic, regards for putting up.

    https://Dreamproxies.com/buy-proxies/400-private-proxies

    January 15, 2021 at 17:03 | Report abuse | Reply
  22. Damian Schad

    Best Private Proxies – 50 Price cut + 100 free Proxies! Elite superior, Unlimited data transfer, 1000 mb/s superspeed, 99,9 uptime, Low step by step IP's, Virtually no intake limitations, A wide range of subnets, USA or even Europe proxies – Obtain Now – DreamProxies.com

    https://dreamproxies.com/tag/cheap-proxies-backlinks-build/

    January 19, 2021 at 09:15 | Report abuse | Reply
  23. Richie Boring

    Según declaraciones de Carlos Román, director del Servicio BSH al Cliente Nuestra política de calidad estandarizada va acompañada de una serie de indicadores que nos permiten el seguimiento continuo y constante de nuestro servicio, a partir de los cuales establecemos nuestros planes de acción de mejora. Nuestros técnicos de frigoríficos son expertos en reparaciones de frigoríficos de todas las marcas.

    https://manchesterclopedia.win/wiki/Boletin_de_reconocimiento_de_instalaciones_electricas_en_estados

    January 20, 2021 at 05:45 | Report abuse | Reply
  24. have a peek at these guys electrical contractor

    You can definitely see your enthusiasm in the work you write. The world hopes for more passionate writers like you who aren't afraid to say how they believe. Always follow your heart.

    http://shop-online45555.affiliatblogger.com/46749717/15-people-you-oughta-know-in-the-electrical-contractor-industry

    January 21, 2021 at 21:11 | Report abuse | Reply
  25. Margot Poertner

    Good web site! I really love how it is easy on my eyes and the data are well written. I am wondering how I might be notified whenever a new post has been made. I've subscribed to your feed which must do the trick! Have a great day!

    https://dreamproxies.com/tag/buy-proxies-ip-authentication/

    January 25, 2021 at 18:46 | Report abuse | Reply
  26. Buy Fast Proxies

    You actually make it seem so easy along with your presentation however I find this matter to be actually one thing which I believe I would never understand. It seems too complex and extremely extensive for me. I'm having a look forward on your next post, I will attempt to get the cling of it!

    https://dreamproxies.com

    January 30, 2021 at 04:08 | Report abuse | Reply
  27. zortilonrel

    It’s hard to find knowledgeable people on this topic, but you sound like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks

    http://www.zortilonrel.com/

    February 12, 2021 at 03:49 | Report abuse | Reply
  28. zortilonrel

    Hello my friend! I wish to say that this post is amazing, nice written and include almost all significant infos. I’d like to see more posts like this .

    http://www.zortilonrel.com/

    February 17, 2021 at 08:07 | Report abuse | Reply
  29. ClarkTauts

    dddqr b3jho gwpq

    February 28, 2021 at 13:40 | Report abuse | Reply
  30. ClarkTauts

    6pm17 nin4f fw3u

    February 28, 2021 at 16:24 | Report abuse | Reply
  31. ClarkTauts

    c4h9b 1axr3 99g9

    March 1, 2021 at 23:18 | Report abuse | Reply
  32. 트루모아

    649253 964865Some truly fascinating information , nicely written and broadly speaking user pleasant. 840845

    March 21, 2021 at 21:17 | Report abuse | Reply
  33. tantric massage london

    A big thank you for your article. Great.

    https://www.secrettantric.com/

    March 22, 2021 at 14:55 | Report abuse | Reply
  34. รับทำเว็บไซต์ WordPress

    550877 557624I want to thank you for the exceptional post!! I definitely liked every bit of it. Ive bookmarked your web web site so I can take a look at the latest articles you post later on. 95860

    March 27, 2021 at 01:18 | Report abuse | Reply
  35. car insurance ontario during covid 19

    If some one wants expert view concerning blogging after that i propose him/her
    to pay a quick visit this website, Keep up the pleasant work.

    March 30, 2021 at 17:33 | Report abuse | Reply
  36. swiss rolex day date replica 228235 018 18k rose gold automatic 40mm

    108263 831726I conceive this web web site holds some real superb data for everybody : D. 132413

    April 2, 2021 at 11:18 | Report abuse | Reply
  37. how to adminiter transurethral alprostadil

    alprostadil drug guide nursing implication https://alprostadildrugs.com/ alprostadil suppository

    April 3, 2021 at 19:35 | Report abuse | Reply
  38. generic vardenafil 20mg

    vilitra 60mg vardenafil https://vegavardenafil.com/ vardenafil nortwest pharmacy

    April 4, 2021 at 12:48 | Report abuse | Reply
  39. tadalafil 40 mg from india

    40 mg tadalafil https://elitadalafill.com/ tadalafil online

    April 5, 2021 at 14:02 | Report abuse | Reply
  40. buy online alprostadil vials

    where to buy alprostadil gel https://alprostadildrugs.com/ injectable for ed

    April 12, 2021 at 10:15 | Report abuse | Reply
  41. sildenafil 100mg discount

    sildenafil citrate online pharmacy https://eunicesildenafilcitrate.com/ where to buy sildenafil usa

    April 12, 2021 at 17:03 | Report abuse | Reply
  42. cost of zithromax

    zithromax perscription https://zithromaxes.com/ azithromycin (zithromax)

    April 12, 2021 at 18:54 | Report abuse | Reply
  43. sildenafil generic us

    sildenafil for sale https://eunicesildenafilcitrate.com/ sildenafil price in usa

    April 13, 2021 at 00:47 | Report abuse | Reply
  44. generic viagra from canada

    canada online viagra https://canadaviagrastore.com/ how to buy teva sob for viagra in canada

    April 14, 2021 at 23:38 | Report abuse | Reply
  45. generic tadalafil united states

    order tadalafil https://elitadalafill.com/ tadalafil 40 mg daily

    April 16, 2021 at 00:29 | Report abuse | Reply
  46. cheap viagra from canada

    viagra/canada https://canadaviagrastore.com/ viagra canada

    April 17, 2021 at 03:14 | Report abuse | Reply
  47. cialis viagra combination canadian pharmacy

    cialis canadian https://canadacialisstore.com/ cialis canadian discounts

    April 17, 2021 at 18:45 | Report abuse | Reply
  48. 40 mg tadalafil

    tadalafil daily use https://elitadalafill.com/ tadalafil daily use

    April 17, 2021 at 20:59 | Report abuse | Reply
1 2

Post a comment


 

CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.

Advertisement
About this blog

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the latest stories from CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen and the CNN Medical Unit producers. They'll share news and views on health and medical trends - info that will help you take better care of yourself and the people you love.