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Whooping cough alert issued( Illegal Alert )
WFAA ^ | 12/16/2005 | Janet ST. James

Posted on 12/16/2005 6:52:59 AM PST by devane617

There's a health alert involving the whooping cough vaccine.

The American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending that pre-teens be vaccinated—again—to protect against the respiratory illness.

The parents of 11-month-old Jose Cano assumed his vaccinations would last a lifetime. But the pertussis vaccine for whooping cough only lasts about five years.

In recent years, there's been a serious rise in whooping cough (as it's commonly known), especially among teenagers whose immunity to the disease has expired.

Experts blame, in part, immigrants crossing the border from countries where vaccinations are not required.

Since the vaccine was introduced in the 1940s, pertussis cases dropped from 174,000 to 1,000.

Last year, however, the Centers for Disease Control reported more than 25,000 cases—mostly in teens.

North Texas numbers are the highest in the state. In Dallas County, confirmed reports rose from 24 in 1999 to 197 last year.

County health authorities said a new recommendation that adolescents ages 11 and 12 should get a pertussis booster shot could save lives and little loved ones.

"Everyone above the age of 10 in the household should be vaccinated against pertussis so they do not risk giving the illness to their child, who's at the greatest risk of getting terribly ill," said Dr. David Buhner, medical director for the Dallas County Health Department.

With a son who's not yet fully immunized and another baby on the way, doctors said the parents of young Jose Cano's parents would also be wise to get a whooping cough booster shot.


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The story give a small insight into how illegals are bringing desease over the border that we are vacinated for here in the U.S. Whooping cough is a big issue here in Texas because of illegals, yet is getting little news.

1 posted on 12/16/2005 6:53:01 AM PST by devane617
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To: devane617
Whooping cough is a big issue here in Texas because of illegals, yet is getting little news.

Gee! I wonder why?

2 posted on 12/16/2005 7:02:51 AM PST by appleharvey
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To: devane617

It has also been on the news here in CA. However, the reason has not. Go Figure!

This is one of the big reasons that I feel that children of illegal's should not be able to attend our schools. Why should my child's health be compromised?


3 posted on 12/16/2005 7:04:16 AM PST by ninergold3 (aka GiantsPrincess)
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To: devane617; 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; ...
Click to see other threads related to illegal aliens in America
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Another cost of illegal (uncontrolled) immigration.

4 posted on 12/16/2005 7:07:41 AM PST by HiJinx (~ Plug the dike ~ Drain the swamp ~)
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To: HiJinx

I have a feeling the stats would be astounding if the true reason's were known. The CDC must be shaking in their boots over this issue.


5 posted on 12/16/2005 7:14:24 AM PST by devane617 (An Alley-Cat mind is a terrible thing to waste)
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To: devane617; nicmarlo

When my relatives were escaping Hitler and Stalin, after years of waiting to enter legally (true immigrants, not this pc watered down version), many were not admitted into the US because they tested positive for tb. Many of the tests were false positives.

In today's society, tb, whooping cough, and other communicable diseases are perfectly all right and no one dare talk about the illegal aliens transport systems.


6 posted on 12/16/2005 7:19:08 AM PST by Borax Queen
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To: devane617

Well now, I am more optimistic about a big wall and a crack down on illegal immigration since it officially falls under the category of "for the children." It only took an outbreak to do it, thankfully we have a vaccination for this one.


7 posted on 12/16/2005 7:22:54 AM PST by WV Mountain Mama (Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall come to thee, O Israel.)
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To: devane617

Not only Whooping Cough, but also TB and BED BUGS are among some of the new 'gifts' we're getting from the invaders.


8 posted on 12/16/2005 7:30:16 AM PST by Condor51 (Leftists are moral and intellectual parasites - Standing Wolf)
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To: devane617

They say nothing, because illegal aliens are protected under OUR laws. Ever hear of Chagas?? (kissing bug disease) only found in Mexico and S. America? Long term illness leading to death and NO CURE...


9 posted on 12/16/2005 7:32:17 AM PST by television is just wrong (Our sympathies are misguided with illegal aliens...)
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To: devane617

The scary one is drug resistant tb.

http://www.newswithviews.com/Cosman/madeleine3.htm


10 posted on 12/16/2005 7:33:53 AM PST by sheana
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To: HiJinx

Protect our borders and coastlines from all foreign invaders!

Support our Minutemen Patriots!

Be Ever Vigilant ~ Bump!


11 posted on 12/16/2005 7:54:02 AM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: devane617

My neighbor here in the Dallas area has a 3 year old who was diagnosed with Whooping Cough last week.


12 posted on 12/16/2005 7:54:04 AM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (Undocumented border patrol agent.)
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To: devane617

"The parents of 11-month-old Jose Cano assumed his vaccinations would last a lifetime. But the pertussis vaccine for whooping cough only lasts about five years."

I'm guessing Jose is 11 YEARS old.

It's hard to find good editors these days!


13 posted on 12/16/2005 7:57:25 AM PST by SwinneySwitch (Liberals-beyond your expectations!)
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To: devane617

Local radio reports yesterday indicate the rate is up 3000% over 2004 in Fresno County (San Joaquin Valley - California).


14 posted on 12/16/2005 7:57:30 AM PST by Amerigomag
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To: ninergold3
Why should my child's health be compromised?

​We are now one of the largest Spanish-speaking nations in the world. We're a major source of Latin music, journalism and culture.

Just go to Miami, or San Antonio, Los Angeles, Chicago or West New York, New Jersey ... and close your eyes and listen. You could just as easily be in Santo Domingo or Santiago, or San Miguel de Allende.

For years our nation has debated this change -- some have praised it and others have resented it. By nominating me, my party has made a choice to welcome the new America.

George Bush from a campaign speech in Miami, August 2000.

Because, in the "new America" we are all partners and should share in the diseases of third-world countries.

15 posted on 12/16/2005 8:50:52 AM PST by raybbr
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To: Amerigomag; devane617

Last night there was a news ticker on Lou Dobbs that said, "Health officials say California has the hightes mumber of whopping cough cases in 3 years. Doctors report more than 2000 cases at the end of November, about TRIPLE last years totals." - AP


16 posted on 12/16/2005 9:26:50 AM PST by WatchingInAmazement ("Nothing is more expensive than cheap labor," prof. Vernon Briggs, labor economist Cornell Un.)
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To: Borax Queen

And now, TB has come back with a vengance too, primarily in the prison population. Hrmmmmmmmmmm!


17 posted on 12/16/2005 11:20:16 AM PST by Jhohanna (Born Free)
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To: WatchingInAmazement


My kid's doctor has also recommended the Hep A shot as it is making a surge. . .


18 posted on 12/16/2005 11:42:52 AM PST by ninergold3 (aka GiantsPrincess)
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To: Jhohanna

Gee, but illegal aliens only come here to work, especially in CA and AZ! /sarc


19 posted on 12/16/2005 11:42:56 AM PST by Borax Queen
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To: SwinneySwitch
I'm guessing Jose is 11 YEARS old.

Yeah, caught that too. Zero investigation, total bias, and anything above spell check is too much to ask for.

20 posted on 12/16/2005 12:01:36 PM PST by mtbopfuyn (Legality does not dictate morality... Lavin)
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To: Jhohanna; WatchingInAmazement
And now, TB has come back with a vengance too, primarily in the prison population.... My kid's doctor has also recommended the Hep A shot as it is making a surge.

Yes, Mr. M works at a prison and the employees are always having to get shots and tested for both.

21 posted on 12/16/2005 12:05:34 PM PST by mtbopfuyn (Legality does not dictate morality... Lavin)
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To: devane617
Since the vaccine was introduced in the 1940s, pertussis cases dropped from 174,000 to 1,000. Last year, however, the Centers for Disease Control reported more than 25,000 cases—mostly in teens.

Don't schools require that all students have their vaccinations up to date? Maybe they should begin requiring proof of vaccination in this country and booster shots for people who have spent any significant time in less developed countries, so that foreign students don't transmit these diseases to the rest of the population. And maybe "immigrants" should be required to pass health tests again.

22 posted on 12/16/2005 12:14:13 PM PST by heleny
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To: heleny

I do not think written proof is required in our local school system. I suspect a verbal "yes" will do.


23 posted on 12/16/2005 12:17:43 PM PST by devane617 (An Alley-Cat mind is a terrible thing to waste)
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To: Amerigomag

I got a letter last week that my ninth grade son had been exposed to pertussis. I got another one yesterday. His immunizations are up to date but one has to wonder where this is coming from...and also are all the student's up to date on their immunizations?

Also looked up pertussis on the web last night and found an article that stated there is no approved pertussis booster available for those older than seven.


24 posted on 12/16/2005 2:45:49 PM PST by kmiller1k (remain calm)
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To: devane617; HiJinx; gubamyster

Check this out:


"Immigration And Disease: It's Enough To Make You Sick "

According to an article at newsobserver.com and other news sources, a deadly Pennsylvania hepatitis outbreak has spread panic among many residents of the area. ''More than 500 people got sick and three have died from this hepatitis outbreak.'' Charles Sheehan, writing for the Associated Press, claims that ''The nation's biggest known outbreak of hepatitis A is causing such a panic that people are lining up by the thousands for antibody shots and no longer eating out.''

----snip----

http://www.americandaily.com/article/3364


25 posted on 12/16/2005 3:53:30 PM PST by TheLion
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To: HiJinx
Great.

I started coughing last night, and the lungs have been bugging me all day.

Stopped at the local Walgreens to pick up some Cepacol, it was a total hack-fest by the pharmacy.

If I start "whoopin'," I'll let you know.

26 posted on 12/16/2005 7:11:15 PM PST by kstewskis ("Go to your room!"....Dan Rowan to Dick Martin)
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To: kstewskis

If you don't think it's allergies, maybe it wouldn't hurt to go have it checked out anyway...


27 posted on 12/16/2005 10:03:54 PM PST by HiJinx (~ Plug the dike ~ Drain the swamp ~)
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To: kstewskis

I had an inexplicable cough recently. I started worrying about TB myself, but it went away, thank goodness. Nowadays you never know.


28 posted on 12/17/2005 9:10:01 PM PST by KittyKares
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To: KittyKares; HiJinx
Well, what started as an annoying cough the other night, has settled into a sludgy type of chest/bronchial cold.

More of the same crud that's floating around. Ugh.

Guess it would be worse, though. Nothing that a couple of shots of warm brandy won't help!

Stay well out there!

29 posted on 12/18/2005 3:05:15 PM PST by kstewskis ("Go to your room!"....Dan Rowan to Dick Martin)
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