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Pertussis

Worst Whooping Cough Epidemic In Decades Strikes California

Tdap Vaccine Required For Illinois Preteens, Teens

It’s time for parents to think about back-to-school shots for their children, and that includes high school students.

08/06/2013

Doctor Generic

Rise In Whooping Cough Preventable With Vaccinations: Health Chief

Illinois’ top health official says myths about vaccination may be one reason why this state is seeing so many new cases of “whooping cough.”

04/26/2013

Worst Whooping Cough Epidemic In Decades Strikes California

Whooping Cough Vaccinations Mandated For Students Entering Grades 6, 9

Students entering grades 6 and 9 in Illinois have until Oct. 15 to be vaccinated for whooping cough.

CBS Chicago–08/14/2012

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Evanston Reports Whooping Cough Cases

Evanston Township High School has alerted parents and students to some confirmed cases of pertussis or whooping cough among students.

12/17/2011

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Lake County Warning Of Whooping Cough Outbreak

Lake County health officials are warning of an outbreak of pertussis, also known as whooping cough.

12/08/2011

Worst Whooping Cough Epidemic In Decades Strikes California

Whooping Cough Outbreak Spreads To Multiple Collar Counties

Illinois Department of Public Health officials are seeing the worst whooping cough outbreak in years.

CBS Chicago–12/06/2011

Worst Whooping Cough Epidemic In Decades Strikes California

Spike In Whooping Cough Cases Continues In McHenry County

This week has brought more reports of whooping cough in McHenry County, and the numbers have reached the three-figure range.

WBBM Newsradio–12/01/2011

Worst Whooping Cough Epidemic In Decades Strikes California

Whooping Cough Cases In McHenry County Spreading

An outbreak of whooping cough in McHenry County’s school system has now spread to the general public, according to the health department.

11/10/2011

A Man Covers His Cough. (Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

Whooping Cough Cases In McHenry County Now At 29

It’s a highly contagious disease and it was once nearly eradicated, but now whooping cough is making a comeback in our area. New numbers out Thursday show 29 confirmed cases in McHenry County alone

CBS Chicago–10/27/2011

A Man Covers His Cough. (Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

Whooping Cough Cases Jump To 22 At Cary-Grove High School

The number of cases of whooping cough at a northwest suburban high school has more than doubled.

CBS Chicago–10/26/2011

A Man Covers His Cough. (Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

Lake County Sees Whooping Cough Boom

Lake County Public Health officials are concerned about a sharp spike in whooping cough cases since September.

WBBM Newsradio–12/10/2010