Not Vaccinated? Beware Getting Whooping Cough From Those Who Are

April 14, 2014

Sick KidIf you’ve never been vaccinated for whooping cough, or if you were vaccinated after 1990, you’re at risk of catching the disease from someone who has whooping cough, or has has been recently vaccinated.

One of the many factors contributing to the rising rate of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough because of the air sucking noise it small children make when infected, isn’t just that there’s a large, vulnerable, unvaccinated community, but that the most common vaccination has cellular shedding (meaning you’re contagious after getting it for a few weeks), and doesn’t 100% prevent you from getting the disease (although you may not get symptoms, and will probably get very mild symptoms if there’s any).

The old form of the pertussis vaccination (whole-cellular) gave longer, stronger immunity but would sometimes cause somewhat severe side-effects. So it was replaced around 1990 with a different form of the vaccine (acellular) with fewer side-effects…and, it’s turned out, shorter immunization. It’s recommended that adults get a booster shot to prevent spreading the illness.

Combined with pockets of unvaccinated people, this has lead us to the whooping cough outbreak of today. Luckily, whooping cough is mild in adults. Unluckily, in small children and babies, it can be deadly.

If you carefully pick which vaccinations to get, this is one to choose.

Either way, keep your immune system supported with colloidal silver—there are lots of carriers out there.

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