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Whooping cough spreads in South

John Kerr posted in on August 14th, 2015.

Increased rates of whooping cough in the South Island have authorities reminding parents of the importance of vaccinations. Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a contagious bacterial disease characterised by nasty and persistent bouts of coughing. The Southern DHB Medical Officer of Health, Marion Poore, told the Otago Daily Times that there had been 174 […]

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Whooping cough on the rise

John Kerr posted in on October 26th, 2011.

Whooping cough infections are on the rise and health officials are concerned the number of cases could reach epidemic proportions. Despite a free national vaccination scheme, cases of whooping cough are increasing in the northern South Island. Crown Research Institute ESR has confirmed to Radio New Zealand that  there has been 147 cases identified this […]

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Newsletter Digest: Canadian SMC, diabetes drug suspended, whooping cough

Peter Griffin posted in on September 27th, 2010.

SMC network expands to Canada Monday sees the launch of the Canadian Science Media Centre, representing the SMC network’s first beachhead in North America. Former Discovery Channel TV producer Penny Park will run the centre which will be nationally focused and feature content in both English and French and operate 24 hours a day, 7 […]

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