Idaho infant dies from whooping cough amid regional outbreak

May 5, 2012IDAHO - Whooping cough took the life of a 9-week-old girl from Idaho this week, the first death from an outbreak of the highly contagious respiratory disease that has hit Idaho, Washington State and Montana, health officials said on Friday. Few details were available about the infant, who was treated for whooping cough at a hospital in Pocatello, Idaho, before being flown on Wednesday to a medical center in Salt Lake City, where she later died, hospital and state health officials said. Washington State has seen 1,132 confirmed cases so far this year, up from 961 for all of 2011. Montana has also seen an alarming rise, with 99 cases so far this year, or about double the number recorded during the same period last year. In Idaho, 31 cases have been reported since January. The state, where the per-capita occurrence has usually risen higher than the national average since 1987, recorded its last infant death from whooping cough in 2009. The disease, also known as pertussis, causes severe coughing attacks and is especially dangerous for infants who are younger than a year old and have yet to complete the full cycle of vaccinations against the ailment. Worldwide, it infects 30 million to 50 million people a year and kills about 300,000 – mostly children in the developing world. The death in Idaho and the spike in whooping cough cases elsewhere have led health officials to renew a call for the vaccination of children, and boosters for adults who are in contact with babies and young children. “When you have something as tragic as the death of an infant, it underscores the fact that there are really nasty, severe illnesses that vaccines can prevent,” said Emily Simnitt, spokeswoman with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. Idaho and Washington are among 20 states that grant so-called philosophical exemptions to vaccination. In Ravalli County in western Montana, the number of school-age children who have gained exemptions on religious or medical grounds from vaccinations caused health officials there to request 115 students stay home for three weeks – a period slated to end May 13 – to avoid contracting whooping cough. Historically, Idaho and other Western states have had lower immunization rates for children ages 19 to 35 months. But disease experts said there was no definitive link between those rates and outbreaks of preventable illnesses. -Reuters
Washington pleads for federal help:  The state Health Department and Washington Sen. Maria Cantwell are asking the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help battle the whooping cough epidemic in Washington. Health Secretary Mary Selecky is asking the CDC to send a special team of investigators and epidemiologist. Selecky briefed Cantwell about the situation Friday at a state lab in Shoreline. Selecky declared on April 3 that pertussis was an epidemic in the state. More than 1,100 cases have been reported this year – 10 times the number at this time last year. “It just got a hold of us and it’s staying here,” she said. “We’re at a tough point. Our folks are getting tired, and we need to look at this disease in a very different way so we’re asking the centers for Disease Control to send us some experts.” Cantwell has asked the CDC to step in right away. –Komo News
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42 Responses to Idaho infant dies from whooping cough amid regional outbreak

  1. Rob says:

    Why aren’t the Mercury laced poison….err…sorry…Why aren’t the mandatory Vaccines working? Hmmm….time to force EVERYONE that has EVER had ANY “respritory ailment”, including the “common cold”, to line up for their complimentary, “for the good of your own health, the health of your Family & the good of the community” Mercury laced pois…oops…almost did it again….sorry…Their vaccine. “Don’t make us get a Court order to force you to take it & to give it to your Children. Be GOOD Citizens & do the RIGHT THING. After all, it’s for your own good :-)!”. It won’t be long till they start implimenting this at the rate things are going :-|

    • Rose says:

      Vaccine’s saves lives, without them people die get a grip. If you have not had a tetanus in the last 5-10 years get the Tdap next it has enough pertussis in it to prevent you giving whooping cough to some poor innocent baby.

      • James says:

        I guess that is why most kids still get chicken pox when they are vaccinated for it. Rose, did you know that amish and hutterite kids don’t get autism, even though many of them are results from inbreeding? The reason why is because they do not get vaccines. Vaccines cause autism and serious health problems. I have known several people who died after getting vaccinated. Did you know the FDA has even admitted that Thimerosal in vaccines is 50% Mercury. Why don’t you go drink the amount of Thimerosal in a vaccine if you feel that they are so safe?

        http://inpursuitofhappiness.wordpress.com/2009/06/20/200k-vaccine-challenge/

        Check out that link to get information on how you could get 200,000 bucks for taking the challenge.

      • Guys, everyone is entitled to their opinion and let’s respect that. We can disagee but let’s keep it civil and non-personal.

      • James says:

        Okay!

  2. Rob says:

    If anyone has any confusion as to “WHY” they force mercury tainted “vaccines” & Fluoride on us just look up the part of the body that is MOST effected by these despicable actions. Then look up that part of the body’s function, if you aren’t already Awake & aware of all of this, that is. Love, Light & Blessings be upon you all in your search for Truth & many, MANY Thank You’s to TEP! Keep up the GREAT WORK!

  3. Chynna says:

    http://m.kpbs.org/news/2010/sep/07/whooping-cough-vaccine-working/
    Study of how 2 out of three pertussis cases are vaccinated for pertussis. How they sacrificed efficacy for fewer side effects. Lots of herbs that help protect and cure pertussis. Let’s go the non monkey kidney cell way :)

  4. Rob says:

    Oh yeah, forgot to mention, the ammount they shove into our infant Children is enough to treat a 200+ pound grown man. It’s despicable, heartbreaking & should be illegal! I have 2 Children myself & wish I new then what I know now. I’m racked by guilt & can do nothing more(or less) than to get the word out to others.

    • Bronwyn McCulllough says:

      Thank you Rob, for everything you are saying, those of us who study these things know you are right. As a matter of fact, quite a few of the children getting whooping cough are children who HAVE been vaccinated with the usual round of vaccines, but of course, they won’t publish THAT part, lol.

    • elijahsmom3 says:

      Rob, I would like to say you are not alone on the guilt train. I had two of my three girls get two doses of the gardisil vaccine before I woke up. After I learned more about it, I didn’t let them get the third dose, but still…..if only hind-site were 20/20. We just have to realize that at the time, we thought we were doing what was best for them.

  5. not to mention the fact that since they have forced all these vaccines on our children,that autism numbers are greater now than it ever was,I believe there is a link.

    • Andy says:

      Unfortunately this very thing has cost some doctors their careers in th UK. They tried to argue this point and had their licences revoked

    • Rose says:

      There are studies being done that are proving Autism is caused by a defective gene.

  6. grace says:

    Perhaps it is time to begin a global movement against vaccinations? Very soon it will be ‘illegal’ to not vaccinate your children, then only a matter of time before it becomes illegal to not be ‘chipped’ or lobotomised or whatever. Just listeneing to BBC Radio 4 and the ‘expert’ is claiming that breast milk immunity is not strong enough! Next they’ll be wanting babies in the womb vaccinated! God help us.

    • Half a dozen kiddos says:

      They already do, Grace. With the flu shot and now they are recommending Tdap while the mother is still pregnant.

  7. crimsonthorn says:

    Bacterias take over.

    For my opinion 300 000 death of 7 000 000 000 + people is near nothing. 2%. Its not 33% = 2 310 000 000 or 1/3 of the population of the human race.

    So don’t take any vaccine or take as many as you want whatever appens you’ll die one day or another..

    (Jesus bless you Alvin, I’ve receive your book very fast, now i’m at the page 60 :-) )

  8. Nibikwe says:

    A report on whooping cough vaccines was made on April 4, 2012 in Reuters (http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/03/us-whoopingcough-id USBRE832…) and subsequently referenced at NaturalNews.com. The study was led by Dr.David Witt, an infectious disease specialist at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in San Raphael, California. The research showed that whooping cough outbreaks are higher among children who are already vaccinated for whooping cough. So now, there is a reported severe outbreak following this and the encouragement to vaccinate….just a coincidence? Wouldn’t want to reduce profits of this vaccine manufacturer now, would we?

    • mrsotto says:

      I agree, there’s a Tx Russian doctor who has the cure for many types of stage 4 cancers and the FDA is trying to slay this man alive! How dare he build his own lab and staff and offer a proven cure for children to the elderly with some deadly cancers…well, can’t have that guy cutting into their profits! The pharms love drugs for dying people, they get paid whether the patient lives or dies so…we really can’t have them CURED now can we??? Or if they are they must take drugs for years to confirm they don’t get it again….Do research on the web, he has a unique name and is doing wonders for people. People, it is time to wake up, this is not your parents or grandparents world we live in.

      • Keith says:

        Comments like this make me question why so many people are against those of us who pray for the return of Jesus. We are so tired of government and business doing the evil they do amongst other ills that plague society today.

  9. chondram says:

    Fukushima anyone?

    • mrsotto says:

      My friend’s dr “suggested” it was time for her tetnus shot. She said, I don’t think so, once every ten years right? Oh yes you are due and it now is 2 shots in one with the tdp…..so she go the shot and afterwards thought why did I do that? Why don’t they just have the tetnus by itself? Why did I need the other? She was upset she didn’t question more. We had a lengthy conversation & I said, remember some places in the USA were trying to force all teenage girls to get that HPV shot….if no one questions their “reasoning” behind the shot, legit or perhaps illlegit, what’s stopping drs from innoculating all girls with the “HPV” shot that in the future would reveal sterility? Spontaneous abortions? (miscarriges) or even lead them to weak against the very thing the shot is for? Weaken the immunity system of millions and have a man made “crisis” when millions get sick and die?…and thus make the world population more “sustainable” for “the earth”…..I don’t take the flu shot, let me get the flu and take my chances, at least it’s a true non man made “crisis”…..

      • Bronwyn McCulllough says:

        Hmmm, sounds like you’ve read up on Agenda 21? I wish everyone would! Go to the
        UN website, and educate yourselved, folks, weird times are comin’!

    • Rosie says:

      Good point.

  10. Eric says:

    Hmmm. I wonder if this child was vaccinated?? Then I wonder if the person who gave it to the child was vaccinated… If the CDC actually did the research and was honest… They would shoot themselves in the foot regarding their “vaccines”….
    Example doctors back in the 1950′s already knew that antibiotics had all but stopped working on all but 6 forms of viruses, while coital silver kills over 600 strains of viruses and bacterias’..

    • Dawn says:

      A baby cannot be vaccinated against Pertussis until 2 months, and then it is a series. Even if a child has had some vaccines, they are not completely protected until they have completed the series. That is why it is so important for us to be vaccinated if we are going to be near small children, especially babies. If we get sick & expose them, not only are they not adequately protected yet, but babies are the most vulnerable and most likely to die.

  11. Carol says:

    Alvin, I did extensive research before taking my baby for her vaccines. I found that most vaccines have at least 2-3 different alternatives from which doctors can choose. Of the 3 alternatives from 3 different drug companies times 6 different vaccines being about 18 choices, only about 4 contained Thermerisol. When I checked with my pediatrician, she had already done the research & doesn’t administer any of the vaccines containing Thermerisol. When I had to sign the shot records I also verified then which vaccines were being administered. There is a lot of information out there concerning vaccines. Stopping vaccines is not the answer. Parents & doctors educating themselves is the only way that there can be peace of mind & a needless end to epedimics such as these. Look up ingredients of shots before you get them and go to doctors who aren’t afraid to be up front and do a little research. It’s up to us to inform ourselves.

    • Mel says:

      Very well put, my thoughts exactly. We need not “throw the baby out with the bath water”, not all vaccines are created equally.

    • elijahsmom3 says:

      But what about the studies that showed the new thermisol free, and they really aren’t? They contain less, but still have mercury in them. How do you trust anything??

      • Mel says:

        The only thing any of us can trust in our Creator, the Almighty G-d. I chose not to have my son vaccinated after he had seizures at two months of age from the pertussis vaccine. That was 26 years ago, and I refuse to get any vaccines even though I work with microbiologics.

    • LEWIS says:

      Drug companies began claiming they were reducing the amount of thimerosal in vaccines back in 1999. Some drug makers said there was only a trace amount of mercury in their products and others claimed they are producing mercury-free vaccines.
      Wanting to determine whether mercury was truly absent from vaccines today, the group, Health Advocacy in the Public Interest (HAPI), recently sent 4 vaccines off to be tested. The test results showed that all four vials contained mercury, despite claims by two drug makers that their products were totally mercury free.
      HAPI also discovered that thimerosal is still being used in the manufacturing process of most vaccines. However, drug makers claim they filter the thimerosal out of the final product. But Boyd Haley, who is the Chemistry Department Chair at the University of Kentucky, told HAPI, that claim is false because mercury binds to the antigenic protein in the vaccine and cannot be completely filtered out 100%.
      It is more than apparent that at this point in time, no one can guarantee parents that all mercury has been removed from childhood vaccines. In fact, drug companies admit that flu vaccines still contain an unsafe amount of thimerosal and the government still recommends flu vaccines for pregnant women and some children.

  12. chondram says:

    How do you turn off email notifications?

  13. Rob says:

    The fact of the matter is that there ARE Natural remedies for the types of issues but, thanks to the brain trust at the FDA, we all know that “Only a drug can treat, prevent or cure a disease.”. :-|

    • TLindemann says:

      Good suggestion, Rob. Another is essential oils. Probably the best defense against disease is a diet high in alkalizing foods, using linen for our bedding and clothing, having a close relationship with our Creator and learning to forgive and let go quickly. These five components for health and wellness many more are found in Yahweh’s loving instruction book, the bible, the whole book, as in both covenants.

      It is not just the mercury that is an issue, but aluminum, aborted fetus tissue, animal tissue, and many other unclean substances. Vaccines completely circumvent the way Yahweh designed our bodies to deal with illness. He gave us an immune system for a reason.

      Vaccines are not a safe and effective way to deal with serious or any illness. Just because we can’t see the harm they cause our bodies, doesn’t mean they ok. We need to look at what is happening to us on a cellular/genetic level also..

      The writer concludes with this. It doesn’t take much effort to understand why there is such a push for vaccines. Just follow the money trail. It has nothing to do with our health and wellness, and everything to do with greed.

  14. bobby says:

    my wife is having a baby in july .. the nurse at the parenthood clinic here in CA , said it was best to get my baby vaccinated within 2months for whopping cough, it kinda scared me and i dont want to go back because it seemed as if the nurse was demanding..do i have the right not to go back… because i read in the forms they had me sign if she dont go to her appointments or transferring to a different office we have to notify them..

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