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It has the potential to be deadly, and more and more cases of whooping cough are popping up everyday in Kentucky. It's gotten so serious in Estill County that health officials have put up big signs letting people know about the outbreak.
CDC data shows 84 percent of children under the age of three have received at least four DTaP shots and yet, despite high vaccination rates, whooping cough still keeps circulating, largely among the fully vaccinated. This is because pertussis is a cyclical disease where natural increases in infection tend to occur every four to five years no matter how high the vaccination rates are.
81 percent of 2010 California pertussis cases under the age of 18 were fully vaccinated children. In a pertussis outbreak in Texas, the CDC statistics show that 81.5 percent of cases were fully vaccinated with four DTaP shots. Washington State health officials are saying this year's pertussis cases could top a 60 year old record in spite of approximately 84 percent vaccination coverage.
Reuters recently reported that according to the CDC, the number of pertussis cases is growing - in the fully vaccinated population! In a very recent DTaP vaccine study, researchers reported a dismal 24 percent vaccine effectiveness among those aged 8-12. With this ridiculously low rate of DTaP vaccine effectiveness, the public health brainiacs have come up with their best plan for everybody to have three primary shots and three follow-up booster shots. Learn more: www.naturalnews.com...
A study at UCLA indicated that in the USA, approximately 1,000 babies die annually as a direct result of DTaP vaccination. One survey found a 7.3 percent risk of SIDS within three days after a DTaP inoculation.
Vaccine reaction symptoms within days of the DTaP shot include: high fever; sudden collapse; hours of persistent crying, high pitched screaming with arching of the back, signs of brain inflammation; severe and/or bloody diarrhea; redness, swelling and pain at the injection site and signs of seizures.
Raymond Obomsawin, M.D. said "Delay of DPT immunisation until two years of age in Japan has resulted in a dramatic decline in adverse side effects... an 85 to 90 percent reduction in severe cases of damage and death." Amazingly, pertussis during the first two years of babies' lives also dropped sharply. Instead of preventing pertussis, the DTaP actually promotes it as well as SIDS.
Many vaccines are implicated in causing Juvenile Diabetes, but the vaccine-virulent poison - pertussis toxin, is the worst. Pertussis toxin affects the pancreas in the insulin-secreting parts. As early as the 1970s, the pertussis shot was known to stimulate over-production of insulin by the pancreas followed by exhaustion and destruction of the islets of Langerhans, resulting in diabetes.
Originally posted by EvolEric
I live not too far from Estill County...
I wont be a visiting anytime soon...
Not like I did anyways.
In a letter to CDC director Thomas Frieden, New York's senior senator has called for increased assistance to the state during the current whooping cough outbreak. Senator Charles Schumer's office released the letter today. Schumer asked the CDC to take three steps.
How long can we expect pertussis protection to last after the adolescent booster dose of tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap) vaccines? Nawaf Al Dajani, MD and David Scheifele, MD Author information ► Article notes ► Copyright and License information ► Possibly 10 years. The longest published follow-up extended five years, at which time antibody levels and cell-mediated immunity were still readily detectable (1). The slow antibody decay pattern suggests that protection will last for at least 10 years (2). However, antibody levels do not correlate well with protection against pertussis, so proof of ongoing protection will have to come from epi-demiological studies
If I was vaccinated against smallpox before 1980, am I still protected?Probably not. The vaccination has been shown to wear off in most people aer 10 years but may last longer if the person has been successfully vaccinated multiple times. Therefore, all people in the United States are considered susceptible to smallpox