WA Fail – Whooping Cough Epidemic With Double The Cases Since 2010

An article on the Stop The Australian Vaccination Network has been submitted to the Curiouser and Curiouser column over on CSICOP – here’s yet another reason to be concerned (even on the other side of the country, where I am) about vaccination rates.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6I_JXUyfCY4

ABC News Breakfast segment on WA’s steadily rising pertussis epidemic, brought on by low immunisation levels.

Sydney Morning Herald: A whooping cough epidemic is rampant in Western Australia, prompting the Health Department to warn parents about the need to vaccinate against the infectious and potentially fatal respiratory disease. The recorded infection rate more than doubled from 1458 in 2010 to 3597 by December 23, 2011. Director of Communicable Disease Control Dr Paul Armstrong said November had the most recorded cases, with 704 people infected.

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