[SaneVax: After the introductory fear inducing paragraph or two, the article below may come very close to explaining exactly why whooping cough is making a comeback. It states one reason is, “the bacteria that causes it (Bordetella pertussis or Bordetella parapertussis) have mutated and evolved, making traditional antibiotics less effective.” What the author fails to state is that if the bacteria has mutated, it would also make the current vaccines ineffective. So why are public health authorities continuing to claim whooping cough is returning because people are refusing the vaccine?]
As Vaccinations Decline, Whooping Cough Returns
By Benjamin Radford, Discovery News
It’s a horrific and heartbreaking sight: Whooping cough victims wracked with prolonged coughing spasms so violent that they sometimes break their ribs. It often (though not always) creates a strange, sickening “whooping” sound as patients struggle to inhale air after such coughing, and is often accompanied by vomiting. If left untreated, the coughing fits can last two or three months and interfere with eating and sleeping — and can be fatal.
Though adults can catch whooping cough, it is most often found in children. It sounds like something from the Middle Ages akin to the black plague, but whooping cough is making a scary comeback.