Recent NewsWhooping cough makes a comeback
Pertussis used to represent a victory for public health officials. But the number of cases has soared again, posing a new challenge: persuading teens and adults to have booster shots against the disease known as whooping cough. Click here to read more.Indiana health officials alarmed by whooping cough outbreak
Indianapolis - State health officials say that Indiana is experiencing it largest pertussis (whooping cough) outbreak since 1959. Two infants have died in the outbreak, and over 500 cases have been confirmed. Visit MSNBC to read more.Upcoming Webinars
The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) is offering a free Webinar:
“Reaching Minority and Vulnerable Populations: Getting Ahead of the Curve
to Prevent Seasonal Flu.” This Webinar aims to prepare for the 2010-2011 flue
season, and to help providers reach vulnerable populations.
• To register visit: https://sophe.webex.com/sophe/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=960634812
Use the Registration Password: Fall2010
Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases (PKIDs) is hosting a series of Webinars
to assist health departments, immunization coalition members and other
immunization educators in the use of social marketing tools and traditional and
social media outlets.
• For information on these Webinars, and to register, visit: http://www.pkids.org/cme/ (sign in required).
Dr. Nancy Snyderman's interview about California's Pertussis Outbreak, featured on Today show in September.