Whooping Cough

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    WEll, the season is upon us. My husband is in bed sick as a dog,my daughter just getting over it,and my son and I starting to get it-a serious head and chest cold that is. To top it off,my son comes home with a letter from school today saying that there is a student in school that has been diagnosed with Whooping cough. It said that although most children are vaccinated for this,there have more cases in the area than usual. You would think this kind of thing wouldn't happen since kids are vaccinated for this. Oddly enough though,my son got terribly sick when he was three and it went on for over 2 weeks. The doctors finally treated him for whooping cough even though he had been vaccinated for it. They weren't positive,but wanted to be on the safe side. It all makes me wonder how effective that vaccination is. I believe the real name is pertussis? Anyone know much about it?
     
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    Only that it makes you every bit as miserable as the chicken pox. Man, am I glad I was too young to remember much of my chicken pox experience. I had them inside my frickin bladder.
     
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    Oh my gosh!! Inside your bladder?! I had chicken pox when I was 17 . Pretty old to get the chicken pox,it wasn't fun!!!

    They have a vaccine for chicken pox now....hopefully it works better than the whooping cough vaccine.
     
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    It brought my potty training right back to square one, or at least my parents say. All I remember of it was how covered in sores I was.
     
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    my son had it .... bad respritory and sinus gig...super contagius...masks...antibiotics...long steel swab jambed up your kids nose while you hold him down....mental anguish...bad deal all around
     
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    Drug resistant whooping cough found in US...
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    New whooping cough strain in US raises questions
    Feb 6,`13 -- Researchers have discovered the first U.S. cases of whooping cough caused by a germ that may be resistant to the vaccine.
     
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    sadly...i know more about it then i care to. 6 years or so ago we caught it.

    Adults need to get a booster shot. The ones we all had as children has worn off.
     
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    Walt and his Necrothread Revival. This may be the oldest one yet!
     

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