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As whooping cough evolves, WVU researcher studies how to maintain vaccine’s effectiveness

WVU School of Medicine researcher Mariette Barbier is investigating whether adding a specific molecule to the pertussis vaccines’ chemical makeup can improve their effectiveness against new strains of the bacteria that arise. Pertussis — or whooping cough — may resemble the common cold at first, but as the illness progresses, …

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