Asymptomatic Carriers of Diphtheria Identified in Canadian School

Asymptomatic Carriers of Diphtheria Identified in Canadian School

Story Highlights A case of diphtheria has been confirmed in an elementary school in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Three other people, who are asymptomatic carriers of the bacterial disease have been identified and are being treated in isolation. The diphtheria vaccine is only available as a combination vaccine (DT, Td, DTaP, Tdap) and its effectiveness wanes over […]

Whooping Cough Outbreaks Continue Nationwide Due to Failed Pertussis Vaccine

Whooping Cough Outbreaks Continue Nationwide Due to Failed Pertussis Vaccine

Once blamed on unvaccinated children, few today deny the fact that fully vaccinated children are spreading whooping cough as outbreaks continue across the U.S. One of the latest outbreaks has occurred in North Carolina, where Carteret County health officials have warned parents to be on the lookout for whooping cough. Kim Davis, the Nursing Director for the Carteret County Health Department, was interviewed by WITN and readily…

Symptom-Free Vaccinated Individuals May Be Spreading Pertussis

Symptom-Free Vaccinated Individuals May Be Spreading Pertussis

There has been an increase in the numbers of reported cases of B. pertussis (whooping cough) in the United States in recent decades, especially in the past few years. Reported outbreaks of the highly contagious disease have commonly been attributed to waning protection of the pertussis vaccine and low vaccine coverage. Additionally, researchers have been arguing about…

Pertussis Microbe Outsmarts the Vaccines as Experts Argue About Why (Part I)

Pertussis Microbe Outsmarts the Vaccines as Experts Argue About Why (Part I)

For the past decade, Americans have been subjected to dire warnings that B. pertussis whooping cough cases are on the rise and it is the fault of parents who don’t vaccinate their children. That myth actually goes back to the early 1980’s, when parents of DPT vaccine injured children in the U.S. were asking for a safer pertussis vaccine while, at the same time, discovering that…

Recently Vaccinated Kids Are Spreading Pertussis Everywhere

Recently Vaccinated Kids Are Spreading Pertussis Everywhere

There was fuss in the media last month about a little study of 26 vaccinated Florida pre-schoolers, who got sick with B. pertussis whooping cough or had pertussis-like symptoms during a five-month period in 2013. All of the children, aged one to five years attending the Tallahassee preschool, had received three to four doses of pertussis vaccine (DtaP) according to the CDC…

Pertussis in Reno County: Another Outbreak Among the Vaccinated?

Reno County in south-central Kansas is reporting more than 70 suspected cases of pertussis (whooping cough) this year, as of July 18. Forty-one of the cases are “confirmed or probable,” according to the Reno County Health Department. That number is up from 18 reported as of June 29. The county accounts for 20% of the total pertussis cases in Kansas.

Maine Residents Could Restore Vaccine Exemptions by Popular Vote on March 3 Ballot

Maine Residents Could Restore Vaccine Exemptions by Popular Vote on March 3 Ballot

On May 24, 2019, Maine’s House of Representatives passed a bill (LD798) removing religious and philosophical vaccine exemptions to block Maine residents from getting an education in a public, private, parochial or trade school or enrolling in educational courses online. The bill also removed vaccine exemptions for students to attend colleges and universities, and barred […]

Is a Bill Requiring Your Children to Get Every CDC Recommended Vaccination Coming to Your State?

Is a Bill Requiring Your Children to Get Every CDC Recommended Vaccination Coming to Your State?

As vaccine-related bills are being introduced into state legislatures this month, a bill (HB1090) has been proposed in the Virginia legislature to require school children to receive every dose of all current and future vaccines added to the recommended childhood vaccine schedule by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) appointed by the U.S. Centers […]

Measles Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

Measles Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

Following is a short summary of a longer special report “What Is Going On With Measles? The Science and Politics of Eradicating Measles” that can be read on NVIC’s website here. This year, the fear mongering about measles has reached epidemic proportions in America. A day doesn’t go by without media outlets publishing angry articles […]