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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11533) 10 years ago
According to tonight's Star, good old chickenpox is making the rounds. I remember when I was in high school and all the kids who hadn't had it as small children got it but good. All three Freese kids were miserable. Poor Bill was up at MSU.

Now there is a vaccine. Nobody should have to suffer through measles, rubella, chickenpox, mumps, whooping cough, diphtheria, polio and all those other lovely 'childhood' diseases. Makes me envy those modern youth.
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Posted by montanajane (+283) 10 years ago
There are kids that get chickenpox even though they have had the shot. Mumps also. I remember when people deliberately exposed their kids to chicken pox to get them over with. How ridiculous. There can be bad complications with chickenpox. My youngest son got whooping cough at 4 months old. He had only had one immunization for it so far. Scary stuff.

[This message has been edited by montanajane (2/11/2011)]
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11533) 10 years ago
True, but the infection is usually less severe and there are far fewer complications if you have the vaccine. Whooping cough is making a big comeback. That is a very well-named disease. Ugh.
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6171) 10 years ago
In fact, I think I've read where they are recommending that adults get a booster for whooping cough even if they've been fully vaccinated as children.
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3718) 10 years ago
Chicken Pox sucks. I wish there had been a vaccine when I was a kid, I was pretty old when I got it (8th grade maybe?) and it was pretty nasty as I remember.

Of course if the vaccine had existed then I would be autistic, which would be handy in Vegas but otherwise is kind of a drag.
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Posted by Bridgier (+9023) 10 years ago
I think there's some magnets that would help with that.
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6171) 10 years ago
No, just eat all organic food.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11533) 10 years ago
And cleanse your colon.
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