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Whooping Cough Now Widespread

The Nevada County Public Health Department has issued notifications to all parents, guardians and school staff that there is a Whooping Cough (Pertussis) outbreak in Western Nevada County.  Interim Health Director Tex Ritter, says there are 12 confirmed cases in seven schools.
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Whooping Cough is highly contagious and is extremely dangerous if an infant contracts the illness. The most common cause of death in infants is a coughing fit that causes the baby to vomit and then aspirate because the baby does not have the ability to clear it’s airway.

Ritter says the most effective treatment is the preventative vaccine, but if you do contract Pertussis- antibiotics can treat it.
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If your personal beliefs do not include the use of traditional medicine, Ritter says you must avoid contact with other people.
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Infected people are contagious for 21 days after coughing begins and 10 days prior to the displaying symptoms- that is why it is so difficult to control. If you have any questions or concerns contact your medical professional immediately.

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March 2, 2013


Some people don't seem to understand how important it is to get vaccinated against pertussis. I am pushing 60, had whooping cough as a kid and yet I am still current on my shots. Certain people (e.g. babies, immune deficient individuals and chemo therapy patients) cannot be immunized and if exposed to the bacteria can die. If you're not immunized and contract this disease, you can be in the store and before you know you're sick, pass it on to some unsuspecting individual who might end up fighting a life or death battle. In short, B. pertussis is preventable if we get vaccinated. The life you save might be your child, your grandchild or that cute baby across the street.

January 12, 2016

Thompson John

If God love anyone in this earth, it is certainly me. i have suffered from this contagious whooping cough for some time now, my nose for me was a problem, i cry all day and night, and i have looked everywhere for a cure, but i find non. But thank God today who has cured me with the help of a herbal doctor, whose name is Doctor Uwadia Amenifo. He is a herbal doctor whom i meet on the internet, someone else testified of how he was cured by this doctor, and so many testimonies i found on him, so i decided to contact him. So i explained to him my problem, and he promised to assist me with the herbal cure. So i told him to do what he can do, provided i am cured. He prepared for me some herbs and roots and sends it to me here in my country. i took it for some weeks and i was finally cured by his herbal mixture. Please i want you all to be happy with me, and help me say a big thanks to God, and also Doctor Uwadia Amenifo for his wonderful works in my life.ths herbal doctor is really a very strong herbalist. So please if you are suffering from this disease, and or any type of disease you can contact him on his email (doctoruwadiaamenifo@gmail.com) or you can call him on (+2349052015874). His Facebook id is (uwadia amenifo) you can also talk to him on Facebook. Thank you all.

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