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Pertussis

In response to the still increasing Pertussis (AKA Whooping Cough) epidemic, at least one state is considering removing or further limiting the option to opt-out of getting the Pertussis vaccine. The problem is, testing has revealed that 11 of 12 cases sampled are resistant to the Pertussis vaccine. Further testing will explore how widespread the […]

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Whooping Cough, also known as Pertussis, continues to grow in numbers. The epidemic is most threatening to babies and young toddlers, who are at risk of dying from the tell-tale cough. The scariest part of Whooping Cough is that Whooping Cough symptoms aren’t easily identifiable in adults—and during cold and flu season, which is already […]

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The northwest has been dealing with state wide Whooping Cough (Pertussis) epidemics for some months now. As it spreads across the country and babies, infants, and children begin to die in other states, it’s making the national news. Something that I speculated about with the Washington epidemic has also been confirmed: this isn’t about parents […]

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Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a year round disease. It’s only April and it’s already projected to exceed the number of cases of infection this year, breaking what since the early nineties has been a fairly steady streak. Washington has already declared an epidemic, and now there are over 100 known cases in Florida. Montana, […]

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Whooping Cough (Pertussis), like other diseases long since considered old news, including Tuberculosis and Scarlet Fever, is making a comeback. Currently, an epidemic has been declared in Washington State, with hundreds of people already diagnosed as having Whooping Cough symptoms. Unlike the 2010 outbreak in California, this one isn’t being attributed by local news as […]

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