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  • NJ: 2012 Whooping cough outbreaks

    Source: http://www.sfexaminer.com/news/healt...nterdon-county

    7 whooping cough cases in Hunterdon County
    By: The Associated Press | 01/12/12 3:21 AM

    Health officials have confirmed seven cases of whooping cough in Hunterdon County.
    Those infected are children ages 4 to 15...

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    Re: NJ: 2012 Whooping cough outbreaks

    Source: http://www.nj.com/hunterdon-county-d...has_8_con.html

    Hunterdon County now has 8 confirmed cases of 'whooping cough;' some were vaccinated, others weren't
    Published: Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 2:41 PM Updated: Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 3:03 PM
    Renee Kiriluk-Hill/Hunterdon Democrat

    Eight confirmed and two probable cases of pertussis — whooping cough — have been now been identified in children throughout Hunterdon County, the county Division of Public Health reported today, Jan. 17. An additional three cases are being investigated...

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      Re: NJ: 2012 Whooping cough outbreaks- Hunterdon Co. outbreak

      Source: http://www.northjersey.com/news/1381....html?page=all

      Two Verona students diagnosed with whooping cough
      Thursday January 26, 2012, 4:22 PM
      BY MARIA KARIDIS
      MANAGING EDITOR
      Verona-Cedar Grove Times


      A second student at Verona's H.B. Whitehorne Middle School was diagnosed with pertussis, also known as "whooping cough," this week, according to Superintendent of Schools Steven Forte. The first student to fall ill was diagnosed two weeks ago...

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        Re: NJ: 2012 Whooping cough outbreaks- Ocean Co. outbreak

        Source: http://manchester-nj.patch.com/artic...n-ocean-county

        Health Department Warns of Whooping Cough Outbreak In Ocean County

        Adults should be vaccinated against the bacterial disease, which can be especially severe in children, say health officials

        * By Graelyn Brashear
        * Email the author
        * 3:04 pm

        The Ocean County Health Department is warning residents of a local outbreak of pertussis, or whooping cough, and is urging people to make sure their vaccine records are up to date...

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          Re: NJ: 2012 Whooping cough outbreaks- Ocean Co. outbreak

          Source: http://manchester-nj.patch.com/artic...n-ocean-county

          14 Cases of Whooping Cough Confirmed in Ocean County

          Outbreak focused in the northern part of the county, officials say

          * By Daniel Nee and Graelyn Brashear
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          * 12:21 pm

          Officials have confirmed 14 cases of whooping cough in Ocean County, and are investigating at least three more...

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            Re: NJ: 2012 Whooping cough outbreaks- Ocean Co. outbreak

            Source: http://manchester-nj.patch.com/artic...accine-clinics

            Ocean County Health Department to Offer Tdap Vaccine Clinics
            Tdap vaccine offered in Toms River and Manahawkin

            * By Jeanne Crump
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            * 11:44 am


            The Ocean County Health Department has slated Tdap vaccination clinics at two locations throughout April.

            An elevated number of cases of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, has been seen in Ocean County...

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              Re: NJ: 2012 Whooping cough outbreaks

              Source: http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?se...sey&id=8663687

              Possible whooping cough outbreak in New Jersey
              Updated at 08:52 AM today

              CHATHAM (WABC) -- There are new and serious health concerns over a potential whooping cough outbreak at an elementary school in New Jersey.

              The Washington Avenue Elementary School in Chatham says there is one confirmed and one suspected case of the highly-contagious disease...

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                Re: NJ: 2012 Whooping cough outbreaks

                Source: http://www.nj.com/hunterdon-county-d...g_cough_r.html

                Whooping cough rises dramatically in Hunterdon County
                Published: Monday, June 11, 2012, 3:07 PM Updated: Monday, June 11, 2012, 3:07 PM
                By Hunterdon County Democrat

                Reports of pertussis cases have increased 625% in Hunterdon County over last year, according to the county Division of Health.

                While case numbers for 2011 and 2012 are not official, it is known that for the period between September 2010 through May 2011, eight confirmed and probable cases of pertussis — also known as whooping cough — occurred in Hunterdon County. During that same period for 2011 to 2012, 50 cases occurred, with 72% of these cases appearing in the townships of Alexandria, Clinton and Raritan. In addition to these 50 cases, another 15 cases remain under investigation from this latest period.

                “We’re witnessing an increase in pertussis in Hunterdon County” reported Rose Puelle, epidemiologist for the division. “Since November, we’ve continued to see consecutive months of higher pertussis cases here in the county than in the previous period; 47 cases compared to four cases...”

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                  Re: NJ: 2012 Whooping cough outbreaks

                  Source: http://www.northjersey.com/news/Whoo...th_Jersey.html


                  Whooping cough on the rise in North Jersey
                  Friday July 6, 2012, 11:56 PM
                  BY MARY JO LAYTON
                  STAFF WRITER
                  The Record

                  Physicians in North Jersey are diagnosing more cases of whooping cough, a highly contagious respiratory infection that’s treatable in most cases but can be fatal to infants.

                  At Tenafly Pediatrics, 20 cases have been confirmed this year with lab tests, the practice reports. Physicians in the group say they’ve treated even more people with suspected cases, including one patient last week — bound for summer camp with a note explaining that the lingering cough was no longer contagious...

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                  • #10
                    Re: NJ: 2012 Whooping cough outbreaks

                    Source: http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2..._a_whoopi.html

                    Mercer County reports a whooping cough 'outbreak'
                    Published: Tuesday, August 07, 2012, 7:15 AM
                    Times of Trenton Staff Writers By Times of Trenton Staff Writers

                    A nationwide outbreak of whooping cough — clinically known as Pertussis — has made its way to Mercer County and has left many local doctors and public health officials concerned about how many could become afflicted, with the number of cases this year already twice as many in 2011...

                    ...Based on yet unofficial data, Mercer County has already reported 37 cases so far in 2012, according to the state Department of Health and Senior Services. That is nearly double the number of cases reported in the county for all of 2011.

                    Statewide the number of confirmed cases has risen from 96 last year to 235 so far in 2012, according to the most up-to-date state information. There have also been 150 probable cases of the bacterial disease reported in the state in the last seven months...

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                      Re: NJ: 2012 Whooping cough outbreaks

                      Source: http://www.nj.com/cumberland/index.s...e_rise_in.html

                      Whooping cough on the rise in Cumberland, Salem, Gloucester counties
                      Published: Monday, September 03, 2012, 4:00 PM
                      Lauren T. Taniguchi/The News of Cumberland County By Lauren T. Taniguchi/The News of Cumberland County


                      Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is on the rise in New Jersey, and Cumberland, Salem and Gloucester counties have been no exception...

                      ...Statewide, there have been 972 cases of confirmed, probable and possible pertussis this year, according to the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) Communicable Disease Service. Of these, 438 cases were confirmed as whooping cough through testing.

                      For perspective, the NJDOH Communicable Disease Service has reported 3,215 cases of whooping cough in New Jersey since 2001 — meaning this year’s numbers represent nearly a third of the cases reported as confirmed, probable or possible pertussis throughout the state in the past 11 years...

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                        Re: NJ: 2012 Whooping cough outbreaks

                        Source: http://www.nj.com/gloucester-county/...identifie.html

                        Whooping cough cases identified at Rowan University
                        Jessica Bautista/South Jersey Times By Jessica Bautista/South Jersey Times
                        on October 19, 2012 at 5:00 AM, updated October 19, 2012 at 5:03 AM

                        GLASSBORO — Rowan University officials recently identified three cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, among its students, contributing to the current surge of reported instances throughout state and country.

                        According Rowan’s Director for Student Health Services Scott Woodside, two students have recently tested positive for the contagious respiratory condition. They are still awaiting results for the third student, but it is already considered a probable case...

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