All Posts Tagged ‘vaccine’

  • Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Outbreak –

    Friday, August 27th, 2010

    Did you know that we are currently in the midst of a terrible pertussis (also known as whooping cough) epidemic. In California, more than 2,700 cases have been reported so far this year — eight times last year’s number at this time. This year is on pace to be the worst breakout since 1958!

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  • H1N1/Swine Flu Has Hit Home

    Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

    So here is the thing about writing. Or blogging. Inspiration. At least for me it has to be. I suppose if you are a sportswriter or someone who reports information it may not be so necessary. I find it challenging to write unless I have feelings about the topic. Then the words flow freely. Isn’t that what makes writers interesting to people? What it is that they write or how they interpret something going on in people’s lives?

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  • H1N1(Swine) Flu and Vaccine

    Thursday, September 24th, 2009

    It is September and that being said means that we are starting the flu season. With school only a couple of weeks along, Alexander and I are already coughing and sniffling. This flu season however, is not the same as previous ones. Swine flu (actually called “novel influenza A H1N1”) has become a household word. This is a different type of flu virus because, although it originated from pigs, it is being transmitted human to human far and wide from its original source. This is a virus that we have no natural immunity to and is especially concerning for pregnant women and young children.

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