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    Default Interactive map showing vaccine preventable disease outbreaks

    This is pretty nifty.

    I must say though, I can tell just by looking at it that it isn't up to date - no mention of all the whooping cough we have in Australia at the moment.

    http://www.cfr.org/interactives/GH_V...index.html#map

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    It does actually show current info on whooping cough, along with the fact that they think the rise is attributable to another strain of whooping cough not in the vax.

    It is good to see the what and where

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    Where? I might be looking in the wrong place?

    Quote Originally Posted by luvmyboys View Post
    It does actually show current info on whooping cough, along with the fact that they think the rise is attributable to another strain of whooping cough not in the vax.

    It is good to see the what and where

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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    Where? I might be looking in the wrong place?
    Up the top there is a bar that you can click on for year and if you go to 2012 and then go to australia it shows whooping cough and measles I think, although I 'm not sure 2 case of measles is an 'outbreak'

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    And look at those continual outbreaks in NZ, don't suppose it has anything to do with their vaccinations rates at being around 90% and not the 95%+ that is needed for herd immunity to work....naah!

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    That is my point though, we have epidemics of whooping cough here that aren't reflected on that map.

    Quote Originally Posted by luvmyboys View Post
    Up the top there is a bar that you can click on for year and if you go to 2012 and then go to australia it shows whooping cough and measles I think, although I 'm not sure 2 case of measles is an 'outbreak'

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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    And look at those continual outbreaks in NZ, don't suppose it has anything to do with their vaccinations rates at being around 90% and not the 95%+ that is needed for herd immunity to work....naah!
    I would think they are having a similar issue to here in Australia where the strain affecting people is not the one that is vaxxed against, along with waning resistance as people age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    That is my point though, we have epidemics of whooping cough here that aren't reflected on that map.
    It does look like it has excluded cases in other states, it only seems to cover WA

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    In the last year there have been almost 10,000 cases of whooping cough in NSW. I am going to email them the link
    http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/data/di.../pertussis.asp

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvmyboys View Post
    I would think they are having a similar issue to here in Australia where the strain affecting people is not the one that is vaxxed against, along with waning resistance as people age.
    That doesn't account for the measles etc. They do have a lower vaccination rate than we have here. I think that is probably the culprit for their high rates of VPD's.


 

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