whooping cough http://knau.org en More parents reject vaccines in Coconino County as kids head back to school http://knau.org/post/more-parents-reject-vaccines-coconino-county-kids-head-back-school <p>With school starting this month, nurses in Flagstaff have been busy giving students their shots.&nbsp; But a growing number of parents in Coconino County are opting not to immunize their children.&nbsp;&nbsp; Public-health officials fear this could mean the resurgence of diseases that were disappearing.&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri, 17 Aug 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Shelley Smithson 18797 at http://knau.org More parents reject vaccines in Coconino County as kids head back to school AZ Health Department Cites Several Reasons for Pertussis Epidemic http://knau.org/post/az-health-department-cites-several-reasons-pertussis-epidemic <p>Officials at the Centers for Disease Control report that the country is suffering from a Whooping Cough epidemic.</p><p>And&nbsp;health department officials in this state are not exactly sure why Arizona has the 11th highest incidence in the country.</p><p>Nationally, health officials say the country is on track to have the worst year for whooping cough, or pertussis, since the late 50s.</p><p>Nearly 18 thousand cases have been reported nationally so far this year.</p><p>That&#39;s more than twice the number reported at this time last year.</p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 00:49:21 +0000 Mark Bevis 17235 at http://knau.org AZ Ranks 11th in Whooping Cough Cases http://knau.org/post/az-ranks-11th-whooping-cough-cases <p>Officials at the Centers for Disease Control report that the country is suffering from a Whooping Cough epidemic.</p><p>Nationally, health officials say the country is on track to have the worst year for whooping cough since the late 50s.</p><p>Whooping cough is also known as pertussis.</p><p>Nearly 18 thousand cases have been reported nationally so far this year.</p><p>That&#39;s more than twice the number reported at this time last year.</p><p>Arizona falls 11th in the number of reported cases.</p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 23:30:51 +0000 Mark Bevis 17233 at http://knau.org