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Whooping Cough Cases Nearing 900
NBC San Diego ^ | Friday, Jul 18, 2014 | Andie Adams

Posted on 07/19/2014 5:03:10 PM PDT by nickcarraway

If the rate stays on track, 2014 could break 2010's record high of 1,179 cases

San Diego County has seen more than double the number of pertussis cases this year compared to last, according to the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA).

Nine new instances of whooping cough, which may have left others exposed, brings the county’s total to 895.

Just 120 cases were reported by this time last year, and for the whole of 2013, 431 cases were confirmed.

“The county and state are experiencing an epidemic of pertussis,” said Wilma J. Wooten, M.D., a county public health officer.

She said infants are at the greatest risk for severe illness or death from the disease.

According to the HHSA, the new cases were reported at the following locations, and all but two patients were up-to-date on their immunizations:

A 7-year-old at Mason Elementary School

An 8-year-old at Dailard Elementary School

A 9-year-old who was not up-to-date with immunizations at Indian Hills Camp in Jamul A 10-year-old at Normal Heights Elementary School

An 11-year-old who was not up-to-date with immunizations at Lincoln Acres School

A 14-year-old at Hillsdale Middle School

A 15-year-old at San Ysidro High School

A 16-year-old at Altus Charter School of San Diego and El Cajon Learning Center A person at Boys and Girls Clubs of Oceanside

Pertussis begins with a cough and runny nose that progresses after one or two weeks to rapid coughing fits with the characteristic whooping sound.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that all children get the DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis) vaccine at 2 months old, 4 months old, 6 months old, 15 to 18 months old and 4 to 6 years old.

Students entering seventh grade are required to show proof they got the Tdap booster shot, and experts say all pregnant women should get the booster in their third trimester.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: childillegals; contagion; disease; outbreak; whoopingcough
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1 posted on 07/19/2014 5:03:10 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I wonder if was imported?


2 posted on 07/19/2014 5:05:31 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

HODOR!


3 posted on 07/19/2014 5:06:56 PM PDT by FreedomStar3028 (Evil must be punished.)
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To: nickcarraway

Ethnicity of the Children Infected?

Oh sorry, that’s Racist or something.


4 posted on 07/19/2014 5:09:52 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (THEY LIVE, and we're the only ones wearing the Sunglasses...)
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To: nickcarraway

Had whooping cough a few years back.

Doctor said it was making a comeback in the US due to illegal immigrants coming into the country from Mexico and Central America.

It is really bad and it takes a long time to get rid of. I almost coughed my lungs out and actually passed out from coughing


5 posted on 07/19/2014 5:16:31 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: nickcarraway

His Arrogance will take immediate action with the CDC leading the charge WHEN he hears about it on the evening news; however, the evening news has been warned off that this is not a “approved” news item.


6 posted on 07/19/2014 5:26:18 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Could Warren Buffet's oil trains be considered mobile Jihadist weapons of mass distruction?)
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FReepers! Let's go!
Every donation counts!



7 posted on 07/19/2014 5:26:44 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: rdcbn

My wife just returned from San Diego and just jot an email that one of the kids at a 4 July party she attended now has whooping cough. The incubation period is a long time..so some people walk around contagious without knowing it. Everybody at the party is now getting booster shots. The girl who was infected attends public school.
We know read that the shots are only about 90% effective.


8 posted on 07/19/2014 5:28:48 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: nickcarraway

I caught it from my brothers when I was 6 months old. The doctor came to the house and said that the boys were doing well and would be all right. Then he heard me cough. He said, “But the baby will die.”

I asked my Mother how they kept me alive. She said that she and my Dad stayed up all night clearing my throat each time I coughed.


9 posted on 07/19/2014 5:31:53 PM PDT by kitkat (STORM HEAVEN WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY)
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To: nickcarraway

Big Whoop


10 posted on 07/19/2014 5:43:29 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: nickcarraway

All adults should get the TDAP booster shot and all children should get DTAP just to ensure herd immunity is kept.

We can wipe out this disease if we just try hard enough. The immigrants are making it harder but there’s almost no excuse for why every American isn’t immunized.


11 posted on 07/19/2014 6:06:28 PM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: nickcarraway

Even at the family practice I use here in Maine, there is a sign that says, “Pertussis is back!”

We’re all border states now.


12 posted on 07/19/2014 6:10:35 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I don't want to feel "safe." I want to feel FREE!)
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To: nickcarraway

“doctors perplexed”


13 posted on 07/19/2014 6:36:12 PM PDT by equalator
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To: nickcarraway
all but two patients were up-to-date on their immunizations

IOW, the shot doesn't work. Just wait until all those illegals start school next month.

14 posted on 07/19/2014 6:52:12 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Oldexpat
We know read that the shots are only about 90% effective.

From the article, 2 of the 895 weren't up to date on their shots. There was another article on FR last month reporting about the same. That's a whole lot less than 90% effective.

15 posted on 07/19/2014 6:56:59 PM PDT by bgill
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To: GeronL
I wonder if was imported?

Most of it was.

Most anyone that hasn't had a DTaP vaccine or booster in the past 5 years should be getting one.

16 posted on 07/19/2014 7:14:31 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Gabz

There are two reasons it is making a comeback. The first is many parents are not giving their children vaccinations because of silly antivaccine drivel. Second is the imported cases. They both lead to decreased herd immunity.


17 posted on 07/19/2014 7:34:01 PM PDT by arkfreepdom
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To: rdcbn

Seems like a lot of these illnesses are popping up in San Diego. Hmmmmm...I wonder why?


18 posted on 07/19/2014 8:45:40 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: Bogey78O

I’m wondering if adults should now get boosters for everything. All I have had a shot for in my adult years is tetanus. I may have gotten some boosters when I was pregnant in the 90’s but don’t remember.


19 posted on 07/19/2014 8:48:04 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: dandiegirl

I talked to my doctor about it. The ones they said they could give me are MMR, TDAP, Varicella, and I’m drawing a blank on the other one. I took the TDAP to protect me from tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis. I might get the MMR booster just to hedge my bets.

I have a young toddler. So I really want to ensure I’m a firewall when it comes to passing on pathogens.


20 posted on 07/19/2014 9:37:25 PM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: nickcarraway

Some years ago, in the late 1990s, I was living in Glendale, California, surrounded by immigrants, legal and otherwise *bit hyst Nexucans but also Armenians in that area). There was an epidemic of a whooping-cough-like illness which was going around. I had it, and was sick for about 2 months solid. I went to the ER a couple of times, the coughing was so bad that I had post-tussive emesis). I suspect I had gotten it from all the unvaccinated children around there. Now, as a kid I had received the Dtap vaccine, but its immunity appraently doesn’t last forever. The illness may have been viral rather than bacterial; One round of antibiotics didn’t do all that much for me. Now, it may have just been a severe ase of bronchitis. But I sure was sick for a couple of months. Would not be eager to repeat that experience.


21 posted on 07/19/2014 10:11:46 PM PDT by pbmaltzman
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To: kitkat

Good parents.


22 posted on 07/19/2014 10:27:12 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: 2ndreconmarine; Fitzcarraldo; Covenantor; Mother Abigail; EBH; Dog Gone; ...

ping...


23 posted on 07/20/2014 3:27:22 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Oldexpat
The incubation period is a long time..so some people walk around contagious without knowing it.

From Wikipedia (some of their stuff can be trusted):The incubation period is typically seven to ten days with a range of four to 21 days and rarely may be as long as 42 days,[6] after which there are usually mild respiratory symptoms, mild coughing, sneezing, or runny nose. This is known as the catarrhal stage. After one to two weeks, the coughing classically develops into uncontrollable fits, each with five to ten forceful coughs, followed by a high-pitched "whoop" sound in younger children, or a gasping sound in older children, as the patient struggles to breathe in afterwards (paroxysmal stage).

I guess there are cases where a longer incubation and initially mild symptoms can cause some serious spreading problems - they also said it was nicknamed the 100 day cough and that typical coughing lasted 6-7 weeks. What a present from our overlords...

24 posted on 07/20/2014 3:50:08 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: nickcarraway

A lot of Marin county types are not getting immunized either.


25 posted on 07/20/2014 5:02:43 AM PDT by sunrise_sunset
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To: sunrise_sunset; neverdem; ProtectOurFreedom; Mother Abigail; EBH; vetvetdoug; Smokin' Joe; ...
Bring Out Your Dead

Post to me or FReep mail to be on/off the Bring Out Your Dead ping list.

The purpose of the “Bring Out Your Dead” ping list (formerly the “Ebola” ping list) is very early warning of emerging pandemics, as such it has a high false positive rate.

So far the false positive rate is 100%.

At some point we may well have a high mortality pandemic, and likely as not the “Bring Out Your Dead” threads will miss the beginning entirely.

*sigh* Such is life, and death...

26 posted on 07/20/2014 6:38:48 AM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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To: GeronL

Is there any doubt? When you tell doctors NOT to report a Medical PANDEMIC you know there is dirty work going on. Ditto for the Border Agents.

Our news is not telling us the truth, we all know it. Ebola, TB, MERS, MERSA, Leprosy and some very weirdo ones never seen in the US before, many mosquito transmitted. I’v surprised no Malaria, Typhoid or Typhus has been reported or just maybe the docs have been told to SHUT UP! MSM won’t dig into it they are to busy kissing 0’s butt.

I’m old enough to remember History class on Typhoid Mary a carrier, but sure made a lot of people sick and dead!

Medical staff warned: Keep your mouths shut about illegal immigrants or face arrest
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/07/02/medical-staff-warned-keep-quiet-about-illegal-immigrants-or-face-arrest/

Border Patrol agents told to SHUT UP! http://www.nationalreview.com/article/382218/border-patrol-tells-agent-you-must-cease-and-desist-speaking-media-ryan-lovelace


27 posted on 07/20/2014 6:52:31 AM PDT by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promises to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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To: dandiegirl

If you came out of the Boomer generation like me, you got vaccinated by being exposed to it as young as possible for most childhood contagious disease.

The only vaccine I ever received was Small Pox, because the school did it free.

No vaccines were Mandatory back then for school.

Then what do you do for those of us who can’t be exposed to those virus dead or alive ones via vaccine? My PCP says I can’t even have the Shingles Vac, due to a compromised immune system. Already had 2 small patches of the painful crap.


28 posted on 07/20/2014 7:04:27 AM PDT by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promises to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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To: rdcbn
According to the HHSA, the new cases were reported at the following locations, and all but two patients were up-to-date on their immunizations...

You seem up to date on this rdcbn - can you tell me if the immunizations have quit working? Is that what's being said here?

29 posted on 07/20/2014 7:50:44 AM PDT by GOPJ (To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize-Voltaire)
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To: Bogey78O
The immigrants are making it harder but there’s almost no excuse for why every American isn’t immunized.

The anti-vaccine activists would disagree with you on that. They work hard and tirelessly to discourage every parent from having their children vaccinated. They are, in fact, a major contributing factor in the comeback of whooping cough.

30 posted on 07/20/2014 8:22:10 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: bgill
+From the article, 2 of the 895 weren't up to date on their shots. There was another article on FR last month reporting about the same. That's a whole lot less than 90% effective.

The article said that of the new cases, all but 2 were up to date on their shots. There were 9 new cases, so 7 were fully vaccinated. This does not change the estimation of 90% effective, because we don't know how many vaccinated people were exposed and did not come down with whooping cough.

32 posted on 07/20/2014 8:25:29 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: Oldexpat
We know read that the shots are only about 90% effective.

No vaccine is 100% effective. The idea of massive vaccination is to make sure enough people are vaccinated--even accounting for the vaccine failures--to prevent transmission of the disease if it does break out. That is what is meant by "herd immunity"--that the transmission chain is broken.

33 posted on 07/20/2014 8:27:19 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: dandiegirl
I’m wondering if adults should now get boosters for everything. All I have had a shot for in my adult years is tetanus. I may have gotten some boosters when I was pregnant in the 90’s but don’t remember.

Check the CDC website for the most current vaccine recommendations.

Adult vaccination schedule.

If you know someone who is pregnant or has a new baby, it is very important to get the pertussis vaccine if you plan to visit the baby. Keep in mind that vaccines take a couple weeks to "kick in." Also, pregnant women should get the vaccine in the 2nd or early 3rd trimester. That way, the baby gets passive immunity from antibodies created by the mother until it is old enough to receive the vaccine.

34 posted on 07/20/2014 8:31:35 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: GOPJ

Immunizations do not necessarily provide enough resistance to prevent you from getting a disease, it provides the population enough resistance to avoid wide spread epidemics.

However, in the case of whooping cough, the disease has been essentially eradicated in the US and the strains from South America seem to have mutated into more virulent forms to the point where the vaccinations are not as effective.

Since whooping cough has been largely eradicated here at home, people forget how bad it is and have elected not to vaccinate themselves and their families so we are losing our collective resistance to the disease which allows it to get a foot hold and reach cortical mass in the population at large.

Same with other nasty afflictions such as mumps, measles, diphtheria , polio and others that were finally eradicated after decades of hard fought effort on the part of CDC.

Lots of other horrible Third World diseases such as TB are also becoming both drug resistant and more sever and aggressive .

The resurgence of bed bugs and other largely eradicated parasites coming up from Central America compound the problem because many are disease vectors for the above disease and their eradication was a major reason why we were able to eradicate the diseases several decades ago.

The illegals are also bringing up pests that can destroy agricultural crops as well.

Their lack of basic concepts of sanitary conditions also help spread disease

Americans have forgotten the devastating epidemics, plagues and infestations which made life miserable for our grand parents and no longer understand that we are trying to stop more than illegal aliens at our borders.


35 posted on 07/20/2014 8:44:09 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: rdcbn; LucyT; Liz
Immunizations do not necessarily provide enough resistance to prevent you from getting a disease, it provides the population enough resistance to avoid wide spread epidemics.

However, in the case of whooping cough, the disease has been essentially eradicated in the US and the strains from South America seem to have mutated into more virulent forms to the point where the vaccinations are not as effective.

Interesting information - an important warning. Thanks for sharing rdcbn...

36 posted on 07/20/2014 8:54:12 AM PDT by GOPJ (To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize-Voltaire)
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To: arkfreepdom

The shots don’t work. Had an outbreak here, and all the cases were up to date on their shots. Of course, the county health board blamed those who didn’t have shots for the outbreak, even though there were no cases of a non vaccinated kid being sick.


37 posted on 07/20/2014 9:02:12 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: exDemMom

Also, considering that an adult who had a shot is considered up to date because the TDAP is a recommended vaccine and not a required one. Even though they may not have had the shot in 30 years.


38 posted on 07/20/2014 9:18:42 AM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: redgolum

“Someone” tampering with the vaccines? Is “someone” introducing live instead of weakened virus into the shots?

All cases were vaccinated, but among those who were not “immunized,” there were no cases.

Phew! Something getting very smelly in here...

Stinks to High Heaven, IMO.


39 posted on 07/20/2014 9:29:55 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Smokin' Joe

Thanks for the ping!


40 posted on 07/20/2014 10:15:18 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: GailA
Great post---thanks for the links.

WE AINT SEEN NUTTIN' YET

Observing the "migrants" riding atop speeding freight trains 1700 miles---one can only conjecture on their hygiene. How did they handle body wastes? No running water or flush toilets atop that train.

==============================================

Americans need to know about possible infections from migrants shopping in retail stores, eating in their restaurants, shopping in supermakets...... handling food and merchandise.

The deadly E-coli is passed through unclean hands from improper bathroom habits. E- coli has been found on the handles of supermarket carts.

Not to mention contamination on school buses, school facilities, school supplies, books......and public buses that transported them....and so on. Mexican restaurants, fast food hamburger joints, supermarkets, retail stores, etc.....

The e-coli contamination could get fierce.

41 posted on 07/20/2014 10:22:36 AM PDT by Liz (Another Clinton administration? Are you nuts?)
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To: Alamo-Girl

You’re Welcome, Alamo-Girl!


42 posted on 07/20/2014 10:44:11 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: redgolum

No shot is 100%. The effectiveness is dependent on enough people being immune that the disease cannot spread.


43 posted on 07/20/2014 1:37:40 PM PDT by arkfreepdom
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To: arkfreepdom

You are right, but that isn’t what happened here.

There were 12 kids out with it in a small school. All were vaccinated. The county health board blamed it on a few kids who did NOT have the vaccine, and who did NOT show any symptoms or diagnoses of whooping cough (Mennonite families). Neither did anyone the non vaccinated kids came in contact with. Typical vaccine effectiveness is around 90%. In this grade school, it was about 50% (half of the class caught it).

They didn’t just say it once, they had public health announcements on the local news about it.

We also had a measles outbreak that followed the same course. Blamed on the non vaccinated kids, who had no symptoms, which got a group of vaccinated kids sick.

Funny thing is a lot of local parents have dropped vaccinations because of it. If I pay for my kid to get their shots, and he gets sick, while the Mennonite kid who didn’t get shots is ok, why am I giving my kid shots?

I am not totally anti vaccine, but I have a growing suspicion that they are not nearly as effective as advertised, and come with some potential of bad side effects.


44 posted on 07/20/2014 6:12:49 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: redgolum

They are effective but not perfect. I’ve only seen one case of tetanus. In a IV drug abuser who didn’t keep up his shops. Tetanus is virtually unheard of.


45 posted on 07/20/2014 6:41:02 PM PDT by arkfreepdom
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To: arkfreepdom

I have seen more than that, but coming from a farming background, where people get exposed to things a lot more frequently that most, it isn’t as surprising.

Both cases were older men who may not have had a booster in a while.

But the cases I was talking about were measles and whooping cough in grade school children who HAD all their shots.


46 posted on 07/21/2014 5:08:10 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: kitkat

parents over professionals, any time


47 posted on 07/21/2014 1:52:24 PM PDT by cycjec
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

Maladies Sans Frontieres,


48 posted on 07/21/2014 1:54:49 PM PDT by cycjec
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To: Liz

don’t eat out. peroxide one’s produce. wash hands every time
you eat, come home etc. what else?


49 posted on 07/21/2014 1:59:48 PM PDT by cycjec
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To: nickcarraway

Ain’t diversity grand? /s


50 posted on 07/21/2014 2:02:04 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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