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  • Unconfirmed reports of leprosy at elementary school prompt parent notification

    09/06/2016 10:00:41 AM PDT · by mware · 66 replies
    The Press Enterprise ^ | Published: Sept. 4, 2016 Updated: Sept. 6, 2016 8:17 a.m. | By ALI TADAYON / STAFF WRITER
    Jurupa Unified School District officials received an unconfirmed report that two Indian Hills Elementary School students were diagnosed with leprosy, which prompted them to send a letter home to parents Friday, Sept. 2. Though the information has not been confirmed, said Superintendent Elliott Duchon, school district officials decided to send the letter home as a precaution. “We wanted parents of the students to know, we wanted to get ahead of any rumors and make sure they had access to ample information,” Duchon said in a phone interview Sunday evening. Duchon would not say where the report came from, but did...
  • 22 Percent of Resettled Refugees in Minnesota Test Positive for Tuberculosis

    05/17/2016 8:51:07 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/17/2016 | by Michael Patrick Leahy
    One of every five refugees resettled in Minnesota by the federal government tested positive for latent tuberculosis in 2014, ... More than 70,000 refugees have been resettled in the United States annually for the past three decades by the federal government. It’s not just tuberculosis being brought in by these resettled refugees. Measles, whooping cough, diptheria, and other diseases that were on their way to eradication are also coming in across the borders of the United States. A recent outbreak of measles in Memphis, Tennessee, a center for refugee resettlement, began at a local mosque, ... The alarming public health...
  • Diagnosis of whooping cough surprises mother, what you need to know about the disease

    12/17/2014 4:22:52 AM PST · by wtd · 27 replies
    KBZK ^ | 12/17/2014 18 hours 41 minutes ago | by Brooke Boone - KBZK News
    Diagnosis of whooping cough surprises mother, what you need to know about the disease[video report at link] With seven confirmed cases of pertussis or whooping cough popping up from elementary through high school grade levels in the Three Forks School District, one mother said she was surprised when her son came down with the disease. "I was shocked," said Michelle Rogers. Rogers says her family is currently in quarantine mode, after her 8-year old son tested positive for whooping cough. But the diagnosis was a surprise: "All of my kids are vaccinated and up to date with their shots."...
  • Whooping Cough Back With a Vengeance in California

    12/10/2014 12:34:25 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 34 replies
    Callie Van Tornhout was about a month old when her mother noticed that she'd developed a dry cough on a Sunday afternoon in January. Soon the cough worsened, and Callie became pale and started throwing up, Callie's mother, Katie Van Tornhout told ABC News. By the middle of the week, Callie stopped breathing in her mother's arms in a pediatrician's waiting room and was rushed to the hospital. On Saturday, less than a week after the cough first appeared, Callie died at 37 days old on Jan. 30, 2010. It wasn't until a few weeks later that tests confirmed the...
  • Republicans: Campaign Like Your Kids’Lives Depend On It– Because They Do (Open Borders=Open Disease)

    10/06/2014 6:34:39 AM PDT · by xzins · 32 replies
    CHQ ^ | 10/6/14 | George Rasley
    The news that Ebola may have been allowed into Washington, DC and that a case of deadly whooping cough has been diagnosed in a DC suburb* would have been enough to shake any normal American government into following our existing health and infectious disease laws for all immigrants and visitors to the U.S. and closing our county’s borders. But the Obama administration is not a normal government. As our friend Diana West wrote on these pages back in July, “A normal government -- one with the best interests of its own citizens at heart -- would have taken immediate steps...
  • Whooping Cough Cases Nearing 900

    07/19/2014 5:03:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Friday, Jul 18, 2014 | Andie Adams
    If the rate stays on track, 2014 could break 2010's record high of 1,179 casesSan 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...
  • Whooping Cough In California Soars To Epidemic Levels

    06/13/2014 2:01:03 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies ^ | June 13, 2014 11:48 AM | Tom Reopelle
    The California Department of Public Health said in a statement released Friday that more than 800 cases of pertussis have been reported over the past two weeks. As of June 10, there have been 3,458 cases of whooping cough — more than in all of 2013. KNX 1070′s Tom Reopelle reports health officials say more than 85 percent of those who have contracted pertussis all had preventative shots.
  • Deadly Diseases Like Measles And Mumps Make Frightening Comeback

    11/10/2013 8:18:00 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 77 replies ^ | November 7, 2013
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Deadly diseases, once nearly wiped out, are making a frightening comeback in Maryland and across the country. Now — a warning that parents who don’t vaccinate their children are putting others at risk. Linh Bui explores an alarming and controversial trend. Measles, mumps, whooping cough — all deadly diseases. Until recently — virtually eliminated thanks to vaccines that prevent kids from getting sick. But now doctors see an alarming trend — more and more people are coming down with these diseases. “Kids die from measles on a regular basis. Kids are in hospitals and can die from...
  • Epidemic of whooping cough disease rising to new high levels in US?

    09/19/2013 10:03:36 AM PDT · by usalady · 22 replies
    Examiner ^ | September 14, 2013 | Martha
    Are you aware that America is experiencing one of the largest outbreaks of whooping cough in the last 50 years?
  • Herd Immunity

    08/29/2013 9:22:01 PM PDT · by Rabin · 41 replies
    The peoples chemist ^ | unlisted | A. Chemist
    When outbreaks arise among children, health officials are quick to state that it’s due to a breakdown in ‘herd immunity.‘ "Some" doctors parrot it too, without even looking at the research. They say it’s happening more often nationwide as states make it easier for parents to opt out of vaccinations.
  • Baby dies from whooping cough in Orange Co. (Florida)

    Orange County health officials said a baby died from whooping cough last week... Whooping cough, also called pertussis, and other diseases are making comebacks, because so many parents are deciding not to vaccinate their kids...
  • Washington state health officials declare whooping cough epidemic, seek CDC help as cases soar

    05/11/2012 8:18:08 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 10, 2012 | AP
    Washington state’s worst outbreak of whooping cough in decades has prompted health officials to declare an epidemic, seek help from federal experts and urge residents to get vaccinated amid worry that cases of the highly contagious disease could spike much higher. It’s the first state to declare a whooping cough, or pertussis, epidemic since 2010, when California had more than 9,000 cases, including 10 deaths. Washington has had 10 times the cases reported in 2011, and so has Wisconsin with nearly 2,000 cases this year, though that state has not declared an epidemic. California responded to its crisis two years...
  • Washington state health officials declare whooping cough epidemic, seek CDC help as cases soar

    05/11/2012 8:10:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    AP ^ | May 10, 2012 | Staff
    Washington state’s worst outbreak of whooping cough in decades has prompted health officials to declare an epidemic, seek help from federal experts and urge residents to get vaccinated amid worry that cases of the highly contagious disease could spike much higher. It’s the first state to declare a whooping cough, or pertussis, epidemic since 2010, when California had more than 9,000 cases, including 10 deaths. Washington has had 10 times the cases reported in 2011, and so has Wisconsin with nearly 2,000 cases this year, though that state has not declared an epidemic.
  • Whooping Cough Surges Again in U.S. (Video)

    05/05/2012 5:06:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 4, 2012 | Staff
    Video at link
  • Panel: All adults should get whooping cough shots

    02/22/2012 10:06:20 AM PST · by wtd · 17 replies
    AP ^ | Feb. 22, 2012 | MIKE STOBBE
    ATLANTA (AP) — A federal advisory panel wants all U.S. adults to get vaccinated against whooping cough. The panel voted Wednesday to expand its recommendation to include all those 65 and older who haven't gotten a whooping cough shot as an adult. Children have been vaccinated against whooping cough since the 1940s, but a vaccine for adolescents and adults was not licensed until 2005. Since then, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has gradually added groups of adults to its recommendations, including 2010 advice that it be given to elderly people who spend a lot of time around infants. Wednesday's...
  • California schools to turn away children without whooping cough vaccine

    09/18/2011 10:40:55 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 108 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1:08 AM on 18th September 2011 | By Associated Press
    Some California schools are turning away middle and high school students who have not received a required whooping cough vaccine while others are defying a law passed last year after a historic spike in cases of the potentially fatal disease. The law approved last September initially required all students entering grades seven through 12 to get vaccinated by the start of the 2011-2012 school year. Lawmakers passed a 30-day extension this summer as districts worried many students wouldn't meet the deadline.
  • To wipe out whooping cough, create a better vaccine

    10/02/2010 9:06:51 AM PDT · by RogerFGay · 39 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 2, 2010 | Miranda Walker
    As a Californian and a student studying public health, I find the whooping cough resurgence in California extremely troubling ["Whooping cough makes a comeback," Health and Science, Sept. 28]. People who refuse to be vaccinated, though misguided, are easy scapegoats, but they are not the driving force behind this trend. In the short term, more needs to be done to encourage booster vaccines in teens and adults to protect the most vulnerable: infants too young to be vaccinated.
  • Calif. whooping cough outbreak may be largest in 55 year

    09/16/2010 5:47:35 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 22 replies
    AP via ^ | 09/16/2010 | SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER
    Over 4,000 cases, 9 deaths reported this year; decline in vaccinations blamed . LOS ANGELES — State health officials reported Thursday that California is on track to break a 55-year record in whooping cough infections in an epidemic that has already claimed the lives of nine babies.
  • Deadly Whooping Cough, Once Wiped Out, Is Back

    08/14/2010 9:15:14 PM PDT · by markomalley · 70 replies
    NPR ^ | 8/14/2010
    California is in the midst of its worst outbreak of whooping cough in a half-century. More than 2,700 cases have been reported so far this year — eight times last year's number at this point. Seven of the victims, all infants, have died. And here's what really worries pediatricians like UCLA's Harvey Karp: Doctors thought they wiped out whooping cough when they developed vaccines decades ago. The disease hits young children hardest, especially ones who are not vaccinated or who have not yet built up full immunity. The prescribed vaccination regimen begins with a shot at two months and continues...
  • Whooping cough outreach targets Latinos in California

    07/15/2010 5:38:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | July 15, 2010 | By SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER
    LOS ANGELES—California health officials are reaching out to minority communities about the statewide whooping cough epidemic that has claimed the lives of five Latino babies. The California Department of Public Health is teaming with New America Media, an ethnic media collaborative, to raise awareness through foreign language media about vaccinations for parents, caregivers and children. The highly contagious disease has been found in 1,337 Californians of all backgrounds as of June 30, and new parents are being asked to get vaccinated to prevent spreading it to vulnerable newborns.
  • Will the vaccinated infect the unvaccinated? That is the question with Whooping cough

    06/30/2010 5:54:33 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 31 replies
    RenewAmerica ^ | 6-30-10 | Cynthia A. Janak
    A major media campaign is in force for adults to get the Pertussis vaccination. The commercial just pulls at your heart strings to make you just jump up and want to get vaccinated today. Isn't that what commercials are meant to do? It is like all the commercials for toys around Christmas time. They want mom and dad to go out and buy their toy for little Johnny or Janie. Look at the advertizing campaign that Merck put out for Gardasil. That was the most successful campaign I have ever seen. You have millions of girls and young women going...
  • California Calling Whooping Cough Outbreak an Epidemic

    06/24/2010 8:28:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    Tech Jackal ^ | Thursday, 24 Jun 2010
    Pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough is an extremely contagious infection which has now been considered an epidemic in California. With a rising number of infections, whooping cough is well on the way to break the 50 year old record which was set in 1958. The last outbreak was five years ago, and claimed 8 lives. Already this year, five infants have died from whooping cough, according to California public health officials. This infection has come roaring back. The number of cases that are being investigated as or considered whooping cough is already at an unusual 1,510. Officials fear the...
  • Whooping Cough Declared An Epidemic In Calif

    06/23/2010 12:49:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 97 replies · 1+ views
    (AP) ^ | Jun 23, 2010 11:31 am US/Pacific | No Byline
    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...
  • ABC Show Will Go on, Over Protest by Doctors (Episode claims immunization causes autism)

    01/28/2008 11:54:13 PM PST · by bd476 · 115 replies · 21,898+ views
    New York Times ^ | 29 January 2008 | By EDWARD WYATT
    ABC Show Will Go on, Over Protest by Doctors By EDWARD WYATT Published: January 29, 2008 ABC said on Monday it would include a disclaimer about the plot line of the debut episode of the drama “Eli Stone,” which links childhood vaccines to autism, and direct viewers to a government Web site that discredits such a link. ABC’s decision follows a call by the American Academy of Pediatrics for ABC to cancel the opening episode of “Eli Stone,” which is scheduled to be broadcast at 10 p.m. Thursday. In a letter to ABC executives on Friday, Dr. Renee R....
  • Faith in Quick Test Leads to Epidemic That Wasn’t

    01/23/2007 10:10:10 PM PST · by neverdem · 7 replies · 625+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 22, 2007 | GINA KOLATA
    Dr. Brooke Herndon, an internist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, could not stop coughing. For two weeks starting in mid-April last year, she coughed, seemingly nonstop, followed by another week when she coughed sporadically, annoying, she said, everyone who worked with her. Before long, Dr. Kathryn Kirkland, an infectious disease specialist at Dartmouth, had a chilling thought: Could she be seeing the start of a whooping cough epidemic? By late April, other health care workers at the hospital were coughing, and severe, intractable coughing is a whooping cough hallmark. And if it was whooping cough, the epidemic had to be contained...
  • Midwest town sees return of old disease

    11/24/2006 10:04:55 PM PST · by neverdem · 36 replies · 1,643+ views
    Scientific American ^ | November 22, 2006 | Deborah Cohen
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - For the past two weeks, high school nurse Colleen Kahler has been on high alert. Her office, which typically treats routine ailments such as sore throats, stomach aches and pulled muscles, has been transformed into a screening center for an unlikely disease with a name that recalls a bygone era -- whooping cough. "We became a triage unit," says Kahler, health services coordinator at New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois, a tony suburb of Chicago. "The phones were literally ringing off the hook," she said. "We were fielding questions from parents, physicians and students." Health experts...
  • Whooping cough up where vaccines exempted

    10/15/2006 8:15:21 PM PDT · by neverdem · 56 replies · 1,047+ views ^ | Oct. 12, 2006 | NA
    BALTIMORE, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. states that have easily obtained personal belief exemptions for school immunization requirements have higher rates of new cases of pertussis. All states and the District of Columbia require children entering school to provide documentation that they have met the state vaccine requirements, but as of March 2006, all states permitted medical exemptions to school and daycare immunization requirements. Saad B. Omer, of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and colleagues analyzed state-level rates of non-medical exemptions at school entry from 1991 through 2004 and data for incidence of pertussis, or whooping cough...
  • Whooping cough still infecting millions of vaccinated children

    07/08/2006 6:27:28 PM PDT · by wouldntbprudent · 6 replies · 512+ views
    Timesonline ^ | July 7, 2006 | Nigel Hawkes
    MILLIONS of British children have probably been infected with whooping cough even though they have been immunised against it.
  • Cheney calls off classes over whooping cough

    12/19/2005 2:59:51 PM PST · by Rodney King · 25 replies · 729+ views
    Witchita Eagle ^ | 12/17 | Hust Laviana
    The Cheney school district on Saturday canceled next week's classes because two high school students have been diagnosed with whooping cough. Superintendent Brad Neuenswander said that with the district scheduled to start its holiday vacation Thursday, school officials decided it would make sense to start it early and cancel classes Monday through Wednesday. "We didn't think it was worth a chance of any one else getting sick," he said. "It will give us two weeks to get everybody healthy." Neuenswander said the district's middle and high schools share the same cafeteria and teachers, and many high school students do volunteer...
  • Panel Recommends Hepatitis A Vaccine for Children and Whooping Cough Shots for Adults

    10/31/2005 12:48:15 PM PST · by neverdem · 14 replies · 781+ views
    NY Times ^ | October 27, 2005 | LAWRENCE K. ALTMAN
    ATLANTA, Oct. 26 - Every toddler in the country should be immunized against hepatitis A, and every adult should receive booster doses of whooping cough vaccine, a panel advising the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention unanimously recommended Wednesday. Shots for hepatitis A, a liver disease that is rarely fatal but is easily spread, "should be integrated into the routine childhood vaccination schedule" and given between 1 and 2 years, the panel said. It also urged that adults ages 19 to 65 have the booster against whooping cough, also called pertussis, 10 years after their last shot against the...
  • Whooping cough outbreak linked to illegals

    06/12/2005 2:36:54 PM PDT · by Firefigher NC · 16 replies · 603+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | June 12, 2005
    The American Academy of Pediatrics is warning of the worst outbreak of whooping cough in 40 years, while those concerned about border control see it as more evidence that vanquished diseases are spreading due to widespread illegal immigration. Whooping Cough, or pertussis, is particularly dangerous for children and can be fatal in infants, warns the doctors group.
  • WARNING: Whooping Cough Outbreak

    06/09/2005 12:26:04 AM PDT · by ppaul · 211 replies · 11,722+ views
    Whooping Cough Outbreak Communities throughout the U.S. are experiencing whooping cough (pertussis) outbreaks - the worst in 40 years. If the school nurse or the health department informs you that there is a pertussis outbreak in your school or community, you may need to call your pediatrician. The school or health department will tell you if your child was directly exposed and requires antibiotics. Health departments across the country are acting quickly to prevent the spread of pertussis, so your cooperation in contacting your pediatrician is crucial. Please follow the instruction of the health department. The care of children in...
  • Higher disease rates attributed to influx of illegals

    05/25/2005 7:06:18 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 94 replies · 1,587+ views
    MSNBC ^ | May 15, 2005 | Angela Gonzales and Mike Sunnucks
    A rise in diseases such as whooping cough, tuberculosis, malaria, measles and even leprosy are creating public health concerns and could hit hospitals and health care systems already financially burdened by indigent illegals flooding emergency rooms and urgent care centers.
  • Whooping Cough cases heading near 500 mark (ND)

    08/17/2004 7:49:36 PM PDT · by formercalifornian · 31 replies · 953+ views
    BISMARCK, N.D. The number of whooping cough cases diagnosed in North Dakota since late June is at 497, state health officials said Tuesday. About half of the cases are in Ward County. Scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were brought to Minot last week to consult with health care providers and gather data on the whooping cough outbreak there. The rest of the North Dakota cases are spread over 24 other counties. The Health Department said Burleigh County reports 51 cases, Cass County 33 and Grand Forks County 28. Benson and McLean County each have 19 cases,...