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Jun 14 2014

What whooping cough looks like

Warning: hard to take.

Nevertheless should be widely shown so that people will know THEY NEED TO GET THEIR CHILDREN  VACCINATED.

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  1. 1
    chigau (違う)

    That is quite awful.
    The poor sprout can’t even cry.

  2. 2
    MrFancyPants

    It took me six tries to get through the whole video. I had to pause it and take a few minutes each time. You know, honestly, I am not certain if my own vaccination is up to date–the last time I had a whooping cough vaccination I was a child, and I know my parents were careful enough to make sure that we got the full cycle, but I also know that adults are recommended to get boosters. Time to see to that next week.

  3. 3
    Blanche Quizno

    Did she survive?

    Here are a couple others, a boy and then an older man in the hospital:

    http://streaming.cdc.gov/vod.php?id=7ffe0c683b0dc2765090991b8f8018c920120904104432647

    http://www.nejm.org/action/showMediaPlayer?doi=10.1056/NEJMicm1111819&aid=NEJMicm1111819_attach_1&area

    That last one, you may have to pause it for a while – it seems to download intermittently – and then play it once a few seconds have finished loading.

  4. 4
    MrFancyPants

    I just found this, which is apropos of the discussion: the 2014 vaccination schedule for adults from the CDC.

  5. 5
    carlie

    I also know that adults are recommended to get boosters. Time to see to that next week.

    Please do – my husband got it last year and it was terrible, even for a grown adult.

  6. 6
    MrFancyPants

    Please do – my husband got it last year and it was terrible, even for a grown adult.

    I just looked into it–every pharmacy from Costco to Fred Meyer to Walmart offers the vaccine here in the Puget Sound area. Presumably on a walk-in basis. That being said, if I had children I would not take them to a walk-in pharmacy but rather to a family doctor and follow their advice, but for an adult, these pharmacies are quick and easy. I know from getting travel vaccinations that they’ll provide you with a permanent vaccination card that you can slip into your passport and keep track of what you’ve had, when.

  7. 7
    mildlymagnificent

    Yeah. Adults who have been vaccinated a while ago can have it without even knowing it.

    There’s sometimes a joke here about a “hundred day cough” for a cold-that-won’t-go-away. Turns out that this can be a dose of pertussis. If you know anyone in that condition, keep them away from children (anyone really) until they’ve had a doctor confirm that it’s not pertussis or, if it is, whether they are still contagious.

  8. 8
    Tsu Dho Nimh

    That bell is her oxygen alarm … her O2 saturation is below whatever the set limit is.

    Do that to your brain often enough, several to many times an hour for a few weeks, and it’s going to have some damaged cells.

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