Tag Archives: Pertussis

Returning to an unwanted past – edited

There have been several Measles outbreaks this year. One, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has already claimed 5,000 lives. The outbreak in Europe continues with no end in sight. And in Samoa, over 60 people, most of them … Continue reading

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Harmful childhood diseases

The inevitable has happened. In California, an infant has died of pertussis, the first such death since 2016. In France, the third measles death of 2018 has occurred. From the above report: As of July 08, 2018, 2646 cases reported … Continue reading

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More deaths from “harmless childhood” diseases

Another baby has fallen victim to whooping cough. Riley Hughes wasn’t even five weeks old. He wasn’t the only one. According to the article linked above. There have been three whooping cough deaths in babies in NSW since 2009, including a … Continue reading

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I think it’s time to bring back wholecell pertussis vaccines

My 7 year old nephew is going for his booster shots this week, and I’ve been thinking about something related to that. One of the boosters is the triple jab against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis. There are two types used: … Continue reading

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Outbreaks

Well, I suppose it wasn’t surprising but it’s still very bad news. Polio has broken out in Syria. According to news reports, because of the war many Syrian children haven’t received the three doses of OPV necessary to gain full … Continue reading

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And pertussis kills another baby

I was going to blog about my experience renewing my car’s license disk today, and about the shocking incompetence of the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, but now I’ll do that later. Or maybe I would have blogged about the South African … Continue reading

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Dear God, let this be a Poe

I have just seen something that has left me utterly aghast. I’m a member of the Facebook group “Anti Vax Wall Of Shame”. One of the other members posted about a, well, pro-disease group. The group is named “Intentionally Giving … Continue reading

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I got a Pertussis Booster!

The 5th of February should have been a day of great merriment in the McCaffery household. Dana McCaffery would have turned three. Her older siblings James and Aislinn would have made a huge fuss over their baby sister. There would … Continue reading

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