In recent weeks, pediatricians from Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics (ACHP) have seen an increase in cases of pertussis (whooping cough), a very contagious and potentially deadly illness, especially for newborns and others at high risk. For example, the pediatricians from the ACHP New Philadelphia office had 14 confirmed cases over a several week period this […]
Celebrities, superheroes and childhood health concerns were on the minds of visitors to Akron Children’s YouTube channel in 2014. The channel recorded a record 213,318 views. Here are our top 10 most viewed videos for the year. 1. Pertussis (Whooping Cough) 2. Second Set of Mono Mono Twins Arrive (WEWS) 3. Breastfeeding in Public 4. […]
Although vaccines have limited its impact in the United States, pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, still kills millions of people throughout the world each year. In this video, Dr. Michael Forbes, a pediatric intensive care doctor at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the symptoms of this disease, as well as its treatment and prevention.
A new study by researchers at the Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center, which is published in last week’s New England Journal of Medicine, is the latest to show that protection from the current whooping cough or pertussis vaccine fades over time.