18% of Vaccinated children with Persistent Cough Have Pertussis

Research published on the 24th of June has added to concerns over the effectiveness of whooping cough vaccinations without an additional booster for school age children. The study from the Oxford University found that from a sample of 279 children, who had visited their doctor with a persistent cough lasting 2-8 weeks, 20% were confirmed as having whooping cough, also …

Newborns With Vaccinated Mothers Better Resist Whooping Cough

A study from the Baylor College of Medicine has shown that new-born children received immunity from pertussis at birth and for the first few months of their life if their mothers had received the tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine during pregnancy. This will help to combat rising cases of whooping coughs in infants by protecting children during their …

Study Reveals the Impact of Whooping Cough Vaccination

Comprehensive study shows effect of vaccination on spread and diversification of Bordetella pertussis April 24, 2014 The most comprehensive study to date of the family of bacteria that causes whooping cough points to more effective vaccine strategies and reveals surprising findings about the bacteria’s origin and evolution. The new results could alter public health strategies to control this respiratory disease, which …

Meridian Bioscience Receives FDA Clearance for New Molecular Amplification Test: illumigene® Pertussis

March 27, 2014 Meridian Bioscience, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio today announced that it has received FDA clearance for a new molecular diagnostic test for Bordetella pertussis (B. pertussis), its fifth assay on the illumigene platform. This innovative test is the first FDA-cleared molecular stand-alone assay for B. pertussis providing a solution to the unmet need of today’s healthcare market. Often referred to as “whooping cough”, Bordetella pertussis can cause serious illness in infants, …

Have Your Say: Should any vaccines be required for children?

  One of the most controversial topics in the vaccines industry currently, is the argument involving vaccines for children. Whether it is regarding FDA regulation, vaccine requirements for public schools, or the overall safety of vaccines, the topic presents a heated, two-sided debate.  So which side do you sit on, and why?   This week's pro/con debate   Proponents argue …