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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
    CBSLA.com/AP) ^ | 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
    baltimore.cbslocal.com ^ | 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 MSNBC.com ^ | 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.