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Whooping Cough Declared An Epidemic In Calif
(AP) ^ | Jun 23, 2010 11:31 am US/Pacific | No Byline

Posted on 06/23/2010 12:49:11 PM PDT by BenLurkin

Whooping cough is now an epidemic in California, and is on pace to break a 50-year record for infections and deaths for the year.

As of June 15, California had 910 recorded cases of the highly contagious disease, and five babies -- all under 3 months of age -- have died from the disease this year.

This year's surge in whooping cough cases, which is also known as pertussis, is a fourfold increase from the same period last year, when 219 cases were recorded.

At least 600 additional cases of pertussis are currently under investigation by local health departments.

Health officials say whooping cough is cyclical and tends to peak every two to five years.

A typical case of the disease starts with a cough and runny nose for one to two weeks, followed by weeks or months of rapid coughing fits that sometimes end with a whooping sound. Fever is rare.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbs2.com ...


TOPICS: US: California
KEYWORDS: aliens; borderslanguage; california; culture; epidemic; illegalinvasion; illegals; pertussis; whoopingcough
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1 posted on 06/23/2010 12:49:12 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Sounds like America is losing her “Mandate of Heaven.”


2 posted on 06/23/2010 12:50:25 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: BenLurkin

Gee, I wonder why?


3 posted on 06/23/2010 12:50:25 PM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: BenLurkin

mercy


4 posted on 06/23/2010 12:50:49 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: BenLurkin

Strange because I’m pretty sure our kids were vaccinated against this, are these all unvaccinated children?


5 posted on 06/23/2010 12:51:21 PM PDT by Scythian
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To: BenLurkin

At one time, long ago, one needed a full medical, including x-rays to come here. Just sayin’.


6 posted on 06/23/2010 12:51:25 PM PDT by elpinta (Jer. 10:23)
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To: BenLurkin
We must begin chest examinations!

A chest rub and massage is required. Are there any volunteers?

7 posted on 06/23/2010 12:52:02 PM PDT by Young Werther ("Quae cum ita sunt" Since these things are so!)
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To: BenLurkin

Wanna bet which side of the border this came over from?


8 posted on 06/23/2010 12:52:13 PM PDT by bgill (how could a young man born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the POTUS)
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To: BenLurkin

Another present from Illegal Aliens.


9 posted on 06/23/2010 12:52:13 PM PDT by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!)
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To: BenLurkin

“Never want a serious crisis to go to waste.”


10 posted on 06/23/2010 12:53:21 PM PDT by maggief
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To: Young Werther

“A chest rub and massage is required. Are there any volunteers?”

Bawney Fwank just raised his hand....


11 posted on 06/23/2010 12:53:27 PM PDT by jessduntno ( 'Joe Biden?' suggests a top adviser. 'Did you say "Bite Me?")
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To: bgill

beat me to it....

Illegal immigrants, the gift that has just begun to give


12 posted on 06/23/2010 12:53:59 PM PDT by silverleaf (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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To: Scythian

I’m guessing a high percentage are children of illegal immigrants, and not vaccinated.


13 posted on 06/23/2010 12:54:07 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (The 0bama regime represents an "Clear and Present Danger" to the US - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: skippermd

ping


14 posted on 06/23/2010 12:54:12 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Sometimes you have to go to dark places to get to the light....)
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To: Scythian
Quite possibly. CA leads the nation in morons who believe that vacines are dangerous and it's no big deal if they "opt-out".

Interesting thing this that more people have probably died from the disease then would have died from adverse reactions to the vacine.

15 posted on 06/23/2010 12:54:36 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Rahn and his knife at Doe's)
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To: BenLurkin

Inhaling all the fumes from bathtub cheese!


16 posted on 06/23/2010 12:54:53 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Young Werther

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/goldberg.wav


17 posted on 06/23/2010 12:55:16 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin; Windflier; SwinneySwitch

That is ANOTHER reason why we need to secure the border.


18 posted on 06/23/2010 12:55:29 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: BenLurkin

Yep, This is a required vaccine, so these must be all illegals spreading this.

http://www.vaccineinformation.org/pertuss/qandavax.asp


19 posted on 06/23/2010 12:55:32 PM PDT by Scythian
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To: BenLurkin

Last year, around July, my SIL both got a cough that lasted for months. Neither one of us got it checked out, but it took a long time to go away. At the time, I looked up the symptoms of whooping cough and it seemed consistent with what we had going on, but I’m not positive what it was. It finally dissipated, but to this day I still occasionally get a slight rattle in my chest.


20 posted on 06/23/2010 12:56:30 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: BenLurkin

The dirty secret is that the uptick in contraction of infectious diseases is largely due to the fact that we no longer screen immigrants coming into the country. Kind of hard when illegals don’t go through proper channels.

This is happening with many diseases, including hepatitis and TB - the latter of which was at one point considered virtually eradicated.


21 posted on 06/23/2010 12:57:39 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: BenLurkin

There is no way that this was caused by illegals.


22 posted on 06/23/2010 12:58:09 PM PDT by loungitude ( The truth hurts.)
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To: Scythian

Your point “Strange because I’m pretty sure our kids were vaccinated against this, are these all unvaccinated children?” is good
babies get the first whooping cough vaccine (pertussis DTaP) at 2 mons.
This is an amazing story and of course they left out the details.


23 posted on 06/23/2010 12:58:14 PM PDT by RWGinger
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To: BenLurkin

Maybe brought over by Swedish immigrants.


24 posted on 06/23/2010 12:58:50 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: BenLurkin

TB had been eradicated in the US until homosexuals—AIDS patients—brought it back. Now we can thank illegals for whooping cough. Th fact that none of this has been pointed out by the MSM is undoubtedly just an oversight, soon to be corrected.


25 posted on 06/23/2010 12:58:50 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: BenLurkin

The influx of aliens giving their bacteria and viral particles Americans won’t give!


26 posted on 06/23/2010 1:00:18 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: BenLurkin
California has NO IDEA why they have a whooping cough epidemic...

Maybe ILLEGAL ALIENS?

27 posted on 06/23/2010 1:00:51 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (There is no "common good" which minimizes or sacrifices the individual. --Walter Scott Hudson)
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To: BenLurkin

Thank obama and the illegals he’s allowing to stay.


28 posted on 06/23/2010 1:01:11 PM PDT by puppypusher
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To: BenLurkin

We get so many crazy diseases out here that we thought we had eradicated. Not long ago, it was TB at the local high school.

Can’t imagine where it’s all coming from . . .


29 posted on 06/23/2010 1:03:10 PM PDT by jazminerose
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Don’t forget squirrelly libs that think vaccinations are a plot to make you sick.


30 posted on 06/23/2010 1:03:11 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: RWGinger

Yep, you are right, clearly these are illegal aliens spreading this as I knew our kids were vaccinated against this. Now here’s the kicker, these folks are picking your produce, your lettuce, will poor bathroom facilities and poor hand washing facilities and you don’t cook alot of the food they pick, let lettuce, strawberries and so on ..

We handle the the food we don’t cook in the most dangerous kind of way, hand picked by those with no vaccinations and parasitical diseases brought up from South America


31 posted on 06/23/2010 1:03:28 PM PDT by Scythian
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To: BenLurkin

They’re just spreading the communicable diseases Americans can’t be bothered to spread.


32 posted on 06/23/2010 1:03:48 PM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: Scythian

unvaccinated and illegals bringing it here.


33 posted on 06/23/2010 1:04:48 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: Young Werther

Who is the blonde?


34 posted on 06/23/2010 1:05:24 PM PDT by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: Freddd

Why does an unvaccinated person pose a threat to a vaccinated person?


35 posted on 06/23/2010 1:06:33 PM PDT by kailbo
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To: beaversmom

IIRC there was an article recently about how adults can harbor the disease and recommending a booster for the vaccine received soooooo long ago.


36 posted on 06/23/2010 1:06:36 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The real death threat is their legislation" Rush Limbaugh, 3/25/10)
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To: BenLurkin

I think I have whopping cough last winter all they gave me at doctor is more antibotics

Thank you our undocuemted population


37 posted on 06/23/2010 1:07:33 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: BradyLS

Well, then there’s an upside to this - if it rids us of some libs. Every cloud does have a silver lining.


38 posted on 06/23/2010 1:08:14 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (The 0bama regime represents an "Clear and Present Danger" to the US - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: Scythian

Well I hear on KFI radio news that some of the cases come from parents who don’t believe in vaccine and our illegal population

There was report that came out few weeks ago on KFI Radio news


39 posted on 06/23/2010 1:08:42 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: BenLurkin

I had Whooping Cough in the mid fifties when we lived in Northern (U.P.)Michigan. 91 days of coughing blood, and several gallons of putrid home remedies (plus Mom telling me to “quit coughing like a dog!”) got me well. Mom got it a couple of days later.


40 posted on 06/23/2010 1:08:52 PM PDT by Big_Harry ( Starve the Beast!)
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To: BenLurkin

unexpectedly


41 posted on 06/23/2010 1:09:14 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: BenLurkin
Whoppin’ A$$ should be epidemic in DC!!!!!
42 posted on 06/23/2010 1:10:19 PM PDT by 4everontheRight ("America is good. And if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great." Tocquevill)
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To: BenLurkin

Porous borders lead to porous innoculations.


43 posted on 06/23/2010 1:11:16 PM PDT by SueRae (I can see November from my HOUSE!)
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To: Niuhuru

A Turd World invasion is necessarily accompanied by Turd World diseases. Watch out for the next outbreak of leprosy.


44 posted on 06/23/2010 1:11:18 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: elpinta
At one time, long ago, one needed a full medical including x-rays to come here.

I sure did for a green card ap. in 1987 and it was not cheap.

45 posted on 06/23/2010 1:15:42 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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To: loungitude
There is no way that this was caused by illegals.

Yes it is, it just reality ..the people that come illegal are the poorest of the poor ...

We are getting swamped with the poorest of the poor third world disease be because we are getting swamped with people with the poorest of the poor third world health practices

Case in point a common thing you see in public bathroom now in So Cal.....used toilet paper is tossed on the floor or if your lucky they have a bucket to toss it in ...because this in common in poorer Mexico

In poor areas of Mexico the pluming is so bad they NEVER flush toilet paper it clogs the pluming.. so the have a bucket for used toilet paper

So go to your local So Cal fast food restaurant where the use all fresh across the boarder illegals and check out the rest rooms

I'm from So Cal, Ive seen it

46 posted on 06/23/2010 1:29:18 PM PDT by tophat9000 (.............................. BP + BO = BS ...........................Formula for a disaster...)
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To: Scythian
Strange because I’m pretty sure our kids were vaccinated against this, are these all unvaccinated children?

So were my kids, but both of them came down with it this school year. It was weird. A strong course of antibiotics seems to knock it out pretty well.

47 posted on 06/23/2010 1:39:07 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Integrity, Honesty, Character, & Loyalty still matter)
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To: BenLurkin
Are the Mexicans OK?


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

48 posted on 06/23/2010 1:49:27 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: BenLurkin; savagesusie; 10Ring; Mase

Some clowns will claim that the mercury in the vaccine is more dangerous than the disease (even though the vaccine doesn’t contain mercury).


49 posted on 06/23/2010 1:50:51 PM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (Math is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: Scythian

There are a few idiot parents who won’t have their children vaccinated, but the likely reservoir of disease is illegal alien children. Doubtful they get vaccinated much down there in Turdworld.


50 posted on 06/23/2010 1:51:18 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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