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Is your baby at risk of contracting the whooping cough?

Calif. Officials Tally 200 New Cases Of Whooping Cough
Symptoms Similar To Common Cold

LOS ANGELES -- State health officials said more than 200 new cases of whooping cough have been tallied in the last week, bringing California's total to about 3,300 confirmed and suspected cases this year.

California Department of Public Health spokesman Ralph Montano said the highly contagious illness has caused the deaths of eight babies this year. All the victims were too young to receive the full series of vaccines given in the first years.


Asked by tasches at 3:11 PM on Aug. 25, 2010 in Health

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  • Just because you got vaccinated DOES NOT mean your children are not at risk of getting it. Why do people believe the vaccines are 100%. My children eat healthy whole foods 90% of the time and have wonderful immune systems so I am not worried. Vaccinated or not eating healthy diets that support the immune system is the BEST way to avoid disease.

    Answer by aeneva at 3:40 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • Well, I vaccinate and he was fully vaccinated for Pertussis so...

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:13 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • I was vaccinated for Pertussis on Monday. The nurse said that infants and toddlers contract whooping cough from adults. My dd got a kick out of watching me get a shot lol.

    Answer by nicolemstacy at 3:15 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • This is exactly why we vaccinate.

    Answer by HotMama330 at 3:20 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • My child has been vaccinated for Pertussis.

    Answer by Erin814 at 3:17 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • Nope, we all get the recommended vaccinations. I'm not worried. :)

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 3:26 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • Nope we're good

    Answer by mekarevell at 10:21 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • sorry i have big kids.but they never got the cough.

    Answer by ladybug36519 at 7:03 AM on Aug. 26, 2010

  • Anyone is at risk for this. Vaccines fail.

    Answer by Autumn22 at 3:42 PM on Aug. 26, 2010

  • The cases reported Wednesday represent a sevenfold increase over the number reported in the same period last year.

    A typical case of whooping cough may appear similar to a common cold, and starts with a cough and runny nose for one to two weeks. It is followed by weeks or months of rapid coughing fits that sometimes end with a whooping sound.

    Comment by tasches (original poster) at 3:12 PM on Aug. 25, 2010