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prolesunited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-11-06 09:12 AM
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11. How about actual facts?
Also, whooping cough infections tend to run on a 2-5 year cycle, and 2004 could be a high point in the cycle.

Like flu viruses, the bacterium is highly contagious and tends to pass quickly from person to person through coughing and sneezing. If increasing numbers of individuals have the illness, then the risk of infection increases in the general population.

Many young children are vaccinated against whooping cough with the pertussis vaccine. However, the vaccine is only approved for children under seven years of age. Antibody-mediated immunity wanes in approximately ten years, leaving older individuals more susceptible to the disease. Adults get infected, often to a lesser degree, but they are still able to spread the disease to unimmunized children.
http://textbookofbacteriology.net/pertussis.html

And when I googled "whooping cough outbreak immigrants" most of what came up was RW and anti-immigration sites. Is that the kind of company you keep?
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