Record year for whooping cough cases?
Dr. Steven Garner weighs in
- Duration 3:09
- Date Jul 11, 2012
Dr. Steven Garner weighs in
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Already in July shaping up to be a record year.
For what being -- and if you never heard of before this is wet it sounds like.
It sounds like a regular cough but I young infants can't catch their breath and that's how it can become fatal.
-- a lot of circumstances that contagious illness can be deadly as well and for the Centers for Disease Control of their urging Americans adults as well as children.
To get vaccinated doctor gardeners with us from New York Methodist Hospital so.
Should I would be getting ahead vaccinated for -- car.
You -- about every ten years to -- be vaccinated.
We try to make the vaccine safe in the ninety's and then the stuff we -- wasn't as effective -- so we're getting a lot of breakthrough cases.
We're we're seeing according to the statistics that were looking -- that we have more cases now in July.
Then we did for the entire year last year run record -- why is this happening why are we getting this outbreak.
Well as -- number reason number one the vaccine wasn't that effective so a lot of people -- -- in the breaking through.
Number two the infants.
In order to be fully protected -- three doses and that doesn't occur to six months of age so therefore a lot of kids between zero and six are not are not safe and it didn't wears off the effect.
You when you think about a coffee thing about winter.
You think about what the -- think about incidents but are there is myths surrounding -- you've in the middle of summer and and a you know that forty year old person and get what -- and -- -- -- -- -- Heard of back breakthroughs of these -- around the country and it's gonna look like.
-- and it -- you give it won't.
The doctor commit to diagnosis based on that wall twenty here is that.
You can give antibiotics but it gets into the lungs deep into the -- are going to the long stick and Lucas and you -- get it -- it was very scary.
In certain areas of the country we actually talked about we'll be -- -- it it outbreak in Washington State road and there are a few states where we are seeing a higher level.
Of looking cough cases some feel it is there a reason -- it been is or environmental reason for that over what would it be.
It's apparently lot of times parents have been suddenly and not getting the kids vaccinated because of some misguided -- is aboard tourism.
And you have -- the 10% of the population unvaccinated it is a chance for the whooping cough bacteria to spread around the whole key in these fighting these is a herd immunity where you get.
Enough immunization where -- thing doesn't doesn't last if your parents refusing to vaccinate their kids isn't good that's hard you know -- videos with Florida.
Some parents so glad you know are not comfortable with that so if they do it Q what is the warning signing -- it's it's it really sucking in the air and then going to the doctor and getting antibiotics.
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And you -- called a doctor of the -- and -- Yasser adults as well.
And most health care professionals don't think you can -- there's also a recent study showed only 13% of that it occurred in adults and that there should get a vaccine so.
So we've to be your own advocate we have we need to get this out.
That's very nice happier because he intends to this story can only July weren't talking about that's fifty million worldwide are gonna die from lap like -- thank you.
Very much for that.