Attention to Mom's with School Children. Vaccinations stop whooping cough
1959 was the year that whooping cough cases reached an all-time record high in this country. In that year, 40,000 cases were reported. But 2012 is quickly becoming a contender to eclipse 1959. The CDC has reported approximately 19,000 cases already this year. This is a serious health risk to anyone not vaccinated against the disease, but in particular to infants, who are the most vulnerable.
Maine is one of a handful of states experiencing a serious outbreak of pertussis, with nearly 350 cases so far this year, in every one of the state’s 16 counties.
The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported 347 confirmed or probable cases of whooping cough statewide through Aug. 9 this year, compared with 79 cases during the same period last year. This year's cases include 99 in Cumberland County, 85 in Somerset County and 47 in Penobscot County.
Maine public health officials say the number of confirmed whooping cough cases in the state continues to grow as the age of those affected also rises. Dr. Sheila+Pinette director of the ?Maine Center for Disease Control, says most cases early this year were in children, but now an increasing number of adults over 40 are coming down with the contagious disease, also known as pertussis.
The government recommends that children get vaccinated in five shots between the age of 2 months and 6 years. A tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis booster shot is recommended around age 11 or 12.
Epidemiologist with the national CDC, said the best thing people can do to prevent whooping cough is stay up to date on vaccinations. This disease is here, it is not going away.
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Yvonne started painting and drawing in High School in Houston Texas. She earned extra money drawing insects in science class for classmates. Yvonne's mother encouraged her to attend art classes at the Art Museum in Houston in the 1960's. After her marriage she moved to Miami Beach, while living on Palm Island she continued her education in art, and Design. Also studied with notable artist from the area. Yvonne was painted by friend Florence Taylor Kushner, from Boston and in women's Who's Who. Florence painted many famous families. Yvonne was lucky enough to receive private tutoring from her. In the 1970's she went to Interior Design School . Years later she started her own Interior Design firm named 'Chez Moi Interior's. Yvonne continued painting and showing her work at Beau Arts in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Also she exhibited her work in North Carolina, the Florida Keys, and at the Childers Art Gallery on Las Olas Blvd (Ft. Lauderdale). Yvonne won the prestigious 'Hortt Art Competition Award' at the Museum of Ft.Lauderdale, Florida. This work of art remained on display for several months at the Museum. Over the years Yvonne has entered many competitions winning countless blue ribbons. A trip to Paris, and a stay in Monmarte where she spent time with a few choice artist's changed her views toward her own art work. Art is truly an expression of experience and love to her. She likes her work to show a moment in time or tell a story. To know more about Yvonne Leyden