Whooping Cough Outbreak In Central Kentucky

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Updated: 7/12/2012 5:36 pm

The United States is on course for a record year for pertussis, more commonly known as whooping cough, and there are outbreaks being reported tonight in parts of our viewing area.

More than a dozen cases in recent weeks have been reported in Madison and Estill Counties, according to the respective health departments there.

“We’ve never had this many cases over the last 5 years,” Judy Collins, Bluegrass Region Epidemiologist says. “We’re in the double digits now, so it's above and beyond what we would normally expect for this time of the year.”

Collins says there are three stages to pertussis:

(1)   Runny Nose, Sneezing

(2)   Mild Cough – Worst at Night

(3)   Violent Cough

If left untreated, the cough lasts 6 to 8 weeks and is very contagious.

“It's much worse for young people, for babies in particular because their lungs, their respiratory system is not as well developed as an adults would be,” Collins adds.

She says if you think you have whooping cough to stay home and visit your doctor for treatment.

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Patrick Thomas - 7/13/2012 1:00 AM
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Why do these articles only mention vaccinations as THE solution to our immune systems being able to defend against various bacteria and viruses? It's a huge disservice to mankind to keep perpetuating this religion. Our bodies are FAR more complicated than just VACCINES, VACCINES, VACCINES, VACCINES !!!! Why don't doctors stress the basics before chemicals? Why don't these articles stress the need for ingesting all 90-some-odd vitamins/minerals/amino acids? Why don't these articles stress the need for breastfeeding? Why don't these articles stress the need for avoiding toxic, processed, GMO, sugared foods? Why don't these articles stress the need for exercise? Why don't these articles stress the need for getting plenty of sleep? The point being, ALL of the above-mentioned items are far more important than vaccines (if vaccines can even be considered important at all - at least in a positive way). Stressing vaccines over the BASICS of our bodies speaks volumes regarding the true intentions of these "experts" who all have a vested interest in keeping everyone unhealthy so they can then provide endless "treatments" for the masses.

Patrick Thomas - 7/13/2012 12:59 AM
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The vaccination is a complete failure and the unvaccinated are not to blame. I have proof: A collection of mainstream news reports and studies exploding the whooping cough vaccine myth http://www.dailypaul.com/167931/a-collection-of-mainstream-news-reports-and-studies-exploding-the-whooping-cough-vaccine-myth
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