[SaneVax: If the current pertussis (whooping cough) outbreaks are being caused by a new strain of bacteria, why does the CDC recommend more people get vaccinated? Antigens to this new strain are not in any currently marketed pertussis vaccine. What good will more vaccinations do?]
Deadly new pertussis strain linked with whooping cough vaccine
By Carolanne Wright
(NaturalNews) Whooping cough (pertussis) has reached epidemic levels in the U.S. — the highest in five decades. Considering a majority of those who contract the disease are vaccinated, the absurdity of the call for increased pertussis vaccinations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is yet another example of our broken medical system. Even more disturbing, scientists now suspect that vaccines are actually causing this upsurge in whooping cough — contributing to mutations of the original bacterium into more virulent forms.
The nature of pertussis
Whooping cough is an extremely contagious disease of the lung that can be contracted at any age, but is especially dangerous for children. It begins with congestion similar to a cold, lasting up to 10 days. A severe cough then sets in with a ‘whooping’ sound accompanying the intake of breath. Recovery can take several months, depending on the constitution of the individual. Babies and small children have the highest death rate due to complications that arise from the disease.