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Whooping Cough Reports Increase In Utah

Postby lucy » Thu Nov 03, 2005 12:32 am

by lucy (4706 Posts), Thu Nov 03, 2005 12:32 am

A recent article from Nov 2, 2005 9:00 am US/Mountain http://kutv.com/topstories/local_story_306110130.html
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Re : Whooping Cough Reports Increase In Utah

Postby sarab » Tue Dec 13, 2005 01:06 pm

by sarab (2950 Posts), Tue Dec 13, 2005 01:06 pm

I just read yesterday that there have already been 9 times more whooping cough (pertusis) cases reported this year than recorded in the past 2 years in Utah County.

http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,635168198,00.html

Thanks for posting this, Lucy.
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Re : Whooping Cough Reports Increase In Utah

Postby lucy » Thu Dec 15, 2005 11:48 pm

by lucy (4706 Posts), Thu Dec 15, 2005 11:48 pm

Ya I had read that too a few days ago it is scary, thank you for posting the link too. I am glad you are keeping an eye on it. How are you btw? Good I hope.
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Re : Whooping Cough Reports Increase In Utah

Postby sarab » Sat Dec 17, 2005 11:31 am

by sarab (2950 Posts), Sat Dec 17, 2005 11:31 am

I'm doing well, Lucy, thanks for asking. How are YOU?? I have been meaning to e-mail you forever, I will try to get in touch with you in the next few days.
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Re : Whooping Cough Reports Increase In Utah

Postby lucy » Sat Dec 24, 2005 04:17 pm

by lucy (4706 Posts), Sat Dec 24, 2005 04:17 pm

I am ok, and Ime glad you are well. Hope you have a merry christmas. Hugs.
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Re : Whooping Cough Reports Increase In Utah

Postby sarab » Thu Mar 02, 2006 09:36 pm

by sarab (2950 Posts), Thu Mar 02, 2006 09:36 pm

And it just keeps getting worse:

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=170838

YIKES!!
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Re : Whooping Cough Reports Increase In Utah

Postby lucy » Sun Mar 05, 2006 11:11 pm

by lucy (4706 Posts), Sun Mar 05, 2006 11:11 pm

Wow 400 percent[:0] thats scary and sad, I wish I could say I am suprised but it seems its really really making an even bigger come back than it has been.I am glad they now reccomend the booster shot for all adults and adsolcents, hopefully people will take advantage of the extra protection available through the new vaccines.
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Re : Whooping Cough Reports Increase In Utah

Postby lucy » Mon Apr 10, 2006 05:22 pm

by lucy (4706 Posts), Mon Apr 10, 2006 05:22 pm

I wanted to add some info to this

http://www.sltrib.com/ci_3664971?source=rss

quote:
Utah County hit with whooping cough
Whooping cough is on the rise again, and Utah County health officials are urging people to get vaccinated for the disease.
After averaging 11 cases a year from 2000 to 2004, 116 individuals were hit with pertussis last year, an outbreak shattering national averages. But those numbers are wilting under 2006 figures; there are already 75 reported cases in the county to date and the high season isn't until the fall. The highly communicable disease starts with mild cold symptoms and progresses to violent coughing and vomiting. The symptoms fade gradually over six to 10 weeks and are most dangerous to children under 1
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