LONGMONT, Colo. (CBS4) – Parents and students in the St. Vrain School District are being warned to watch out for symptoms of whooping cough.

The warning comes after a student at Longmont High School was diagnosed with whooping cough. It’s very contagious.

Whooping cough usually strikes older children and adults because the immunity from childhood vaccines wears off with time.

Symptoms start with a cold-like a runny nose or sore throat and then the whooping sounding cough begins. It can last up to three months. There can be gagging or vomiting after coughing episodes.

School officials are asking parents to get any child who might show symptoms to a doctor.

Longmont High School is the same school where health officials tested for tuberculosis earlier this month. More than 120 students were tested and about half showed positive results for latent TB, which is not contagious. The testing began when one student was found with active tuberculosis.

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  2. Irene says:

    Please say you will and please get it out. Before you get it out before next year .

  3. Irene says:

    I hope they get it out of the school.

  4. Patrick Thomas says:

    I smell a rat. Why doesn’t this article talk about how people should be consuming all 90-some-odd vitamins, minerals and amino acids in order to attain/retain their health? What about the consumption of live enzymes? What about getting plenty of sleep? What about reducing stress? What about getting exercise? What about breast feeding? What about the avoidance toxins and/or detoxing the body? What about the avoidance of Cokes and Count Chocula? Why is it always about vaccines, vaccines and more vaccines?

    Health does NOT come from the end of a needle.

  5. Patrick Thomas says:

    “The greatest concern”, Witt said, “is that the children who were presumed to be protected, but apparently were not, could have served as a transmitter of infection to others in their families and neighborhoods …”



    Witt said that when he started the study he expected to see the illness concentrated in unvaccinated people. But more than 80 per cent of the children who developed whooping cough in Witt’s study were fully vaccinated. “I was disturbed to find maybe we had a little more confidence in the vaccine than it might deserve,” said the lead researcher, Dr. David Witt, chief of infectious disease at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in San Rafael, California.


  6. Patrick Thomas says:

    Whooping cough strain now immune to vaccine – –

    The bacteria that causes whooping cough has mutated, eroding the protection provided by the vaccine now given to children, scientists warned yesterday. Our findings suggest that the use of the acellular vaccine may be one factor contributing to these genetic changes.” http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/whooping-cough-strain-now-immune-to-vaccine/story-e6freuy9-1225828959714


    Children who received an antibiotic had a duration of cough 6 to 11 days longer and spasmodic cough 4 to 13 days longer than untreated patients.



    “Vaccinated children may be asymptomatic reservoirs for infection.”


  7. Patrick Thomas says:

    Mainstream study out of the Netherlands: “The increase in pertussis incidence was higher among vaccinated than among unvaccinated persons of all ages.”



    Vaccine a dud, says city doctor

    A whooping cough epidemic is sweeping Australia and according to one Ipswich doctor the current vaccine is the reason why. Ipswich Medical Centre GP Paul Curson said many of the people he had treated during this epidemic were fully immunised, suggesting the vaccine was failing to protect people. Dr Carson, a veteran of 30 years as a GP, said the current vaccine was simply not doing its job. “The vaccine is no good, we’re seeing whooping cough in people that shouldn’t really have it,” Dr Curson said. “It is showing up in kids that have been vaccinated.” http://www.qt.com.au/story/2011/12/02/vaccine-a-dud-says-city-doctor/

  8. Patrick Thomas says:

    The vaccination is a complete failure and the unvaccinated are not to blame. I have proof:

    A collection of mainstream news reports and studies exploding the whooping cough vaccine myth


    179 reported cases in Suffolk County, NY – according to Suffolk health officials, all those affected had been immunized in the past:



    Whooping cough vaccine not as powerful as thought

    “Of the 18 students in the recent Cobb cluster, 17 were properly immunized with five doses of DTaP vaccine…”


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