By Merrie Leininger, McClatchy-Tribune
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning parents that whooping cough cases have increased recently.
They have posted this notice on the website, www.cdc.gov:
“Currently, several states are reporting an increase in whooping cough cases, including a state-wide epidemic in California. Take action by making sure you and your loved ones are up to date with vaccinations. This includes DTaP vaccine for infants and children and Tdap booster for adolescents and adults.”
Pertussis (whooping cough) is a contagious bacterial disease.
(Note from SaneVax: What the CDC and the medical community are not telling you is that whooping cough is simply bacterial pneumonia. Yes pneumonia can be a serious disease. However, there are several different types of bacteria that cause pneumonia. For that matter, there are also several viruses that cause pneumonia. Does the vaccine provide any protection against whatever type of bacteria causing the whooping cough outbreaks in the United States? Does anyone know? The vaccine certainly provides no protection against viral pneumonia.)