whooping cough http://wrvo.org en Whooping cough cases rise as more parents opt out of vaccine http://wrvo.org/post/whooping-cough-cases-rise-more-parents-opt-out-vaccine <p></p><p>The number of parents opting out of having their kids vaccinated against whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is on the rise, according to a <a href="http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/132/1/37.full.html" target="_blank">recent report</a>. This is resulting in an increase in whooping cough cases statewide.</p><p>In 2012, New York state saw the highest number of <a href="http://www.health.ny.gov/statistics/diseases/communicable/2012/cases/5.htm" target="_blank">whooping cough cases </a>in decades, with more than 3,000 cases confirmed statewide.</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 12:32:33 +0000 Kate O'Connell 45098 at http://wrvo.org Whooping cough cases rise as more parents opt out of vaccine Whooping Cough cases on the rise in New York state http://wrvo.org/post/whooping-cough-cases-rise-new-york-state <p>The Centers for Disease Control is encouraging everyone to make sure they are vaccinated against pertussis -- commonly known as whooping cough. The CDC says New Yorkers in particular need to be protected against the disease.</p><p> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 14:16:35 +0000 Catherine Loper 23369 at http://wrvo.org