Whooping cough cases up in Alabama - ABC 33/40 - Birmingham News, Weather, Sports

Whooping cough cases up in Alabama

Posted: Updated:

According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, reported cases of whooping cough are up from this time last year. It comes as the nation is experiencing a record outbreak of the disease.

The state has revealed there are 135 reported cases of whooping cough compared to 110 cases at the same point last year. The state is far from a record pace. In 2008, the state reported more than 400 cases. That year, there were more than 250 cases by mid-September.

The illness is highly contagious and passed by coughing and sneezing. Doctors suggest you get vaccinated for they call an easily preventable illness.

Symptoms:

  • Runny nose
  • Nasal congestion
  • Sneezing
  • Red, watery eyes
  • A mild fever
  • Dry cough with a gasping "whooping sound"
    • Birmingham Area NewsMore>>

    • UAB awarded $19.31 million to lead national study on chronic hypertension in pregnancy

      UAB awarded $19.31 million to lead national study on chronic hypertension in pregnancy

      Thursday, August 28 2014 3:57 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:57:27 GMT
      The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Obstetrics and Gynecologyand the Department of Biostatisticshave been awarded a $19.31 million grant by the National Institutes of Health's Heart, Lung and Blood Institute .According to University Officials, The funding will go towards the most comprehensive study of chronic hypertension in pregnancy ever undertaken. The Chronic Hypertension and Pregnancy Project (CHAP) is a multicenter, randomized trial which will enroll between 4,700 and...More >>
      The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Obstetrics and Gynecologyand the Department of Biostatisticshave been awarded a $19.31 million grant by the National Institutes of Health's Heart, Lung and Blood Institute .According to University Officials, The funding will go towards the most comprehensive study of chronic hypertension in pregnancy ever undertaken. The Chronic Hypertension and Pregnancy Project (CHAP) is a multicenter, randomized trial which will enroll between 4,700 and...More >>
    • Police officer, 2 others injured in 2-vehicle crash in downtown Birmingham

      Police officer, 2 others injured in 2-vehicle crash in downtown Birmingham

      Thursday, August 28 2014 11:25 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:25:12 GMT
      It happened near 3rd Avenue North and 11th Street North in Birmingham.More >>
      It happened near 3rd Avenue North and 11th Street North in Birmingham.
      More >>
    • Free will preparation

      Free will preparation

      Thursday, August 28 2014 9:06 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:06:47 GMT
      A nonprofit Birmingham law firm will prepare wills free of charge for those who qualify. Legal Services Alabama will do this at three libraries in the Magic City. More >>
      A nonprofit Birmingham law firm will prepare wills free of charge for those who qualify. Legal Services Alabama will do this at three libraries in the Magic City. More >>
    • Anniston - Gadsden Area NewsMore>>

    • Gadsden police recover more than 300 stolen items; felony charges against suspected fence

      Gadsden police recover more than 300 stolen items; felony charges against suspected fence

      Thursday, August 28 2014 11:22 PM EDT2014-08-29 03:22:34 GMT
      Joe Walker Pearl (Photo: Etowah County Sheriff's Office)Joe Walker Pearl (Photo: Etowah County Sheriff's Office)
      Police in Gadsden are trying to return hundreds of stolen items to their rightful owners. Captain Paul Cody said officers bust a large fencing operation this week. Joe Pearl, 75, is the suspect in the case. It took a long time to sort through and document a very wide range of stolen property. "We've collected a lot of stuff," Cody said. "Toilet paper. We have non-firearms related weapons, we have karaoke machines, musical instruments, car stereos, underwear."More >>
      Police in Gadsden are trying to return hundreds of stolen items to their rightful owners. Captain Paul Cody said officers bust a large fencing operation this week. Joe Pearl, 75, is the suspect in the case. It took a long time to sort through and document a very wide range of stolen property. "We've collected a lot of stuff," Cody said. "Toilet paper. We have non-firearms related weapons, we have karaoke machines, musical instruments, car stereos, underwear."More >>
    • Gadsden police arrest suspect in deadly stabbing case

      Gadsden police arrest suspect in deadly stabbing case

      Thursday, August 28 2014 11:37 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:37:31 GMT
      William D'Angelo McKinney (Photo: Etowah County Sheriff's Office)William D'Angelo McKinney (Photo: Etowah County Sheriff's Office)
      Investigators in Gadsden said a man strangled his ex-girlfriend Tuesday evening before stabbing another man to death. Officers arrested 30-year-old William D'Angelo McKinney Wednesday night. He faces charges for murder and domestic violence with strangulation. Police said McKinney went to his ex-girlfriend's home in the Mill Village area and let himself in. Investigators said she asked him to leave, but he shoved her and then put her in a headlock until she blacked out.More >>
      Investigators in Gadsden said a man strangled his ex-girlfriend Tuesday evening before stabbing another man to death. Officers arrested 30-year-old William D'Angelo McKinney Wednesday night. He faces charges for murder and domestic violence with strangulation. Police said McKinney went to his ex-girlfriend's home in the Mill Village area and let himself in. Investigators said she asked him to leave, but he shoved her and then put her in a headlock until she blacked out.More >>
    • Gadsden reelects Mayor Guyton, approves Sunday alcohol sales

      Gadsden reelects Mayor Guyton, approves Sunday alcohol sales

      Gadsden reelects Mayor Guyton, approves Sunday alcohol sales

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:55 AM EDT2014-08-27 12:55:56 GMT
      Gadsden's Mayor Sherman Guyton wins reelection with 56% of the votes. The city also voted in favor of Sunday alcohol sales with over a 2-1 ratio; 68% to 32%.More >>
      Gadsden's Mayor Sherman Guyton wins reelection with 56% of the votes. The city also voted in favor of Sunday alcohol sales with over a 2-1 ratio; 68% to 32%.More >>
    Most Popular
    Stories
    Videos
    loading...