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Whooping Cough Outbreak Hits B.C.

A whooping cough outbreak in the West Kootenay region of B.C. has concerned health officials reminding parents to immunize children. The outbreak is centred in Trail and Rossland, with 19 people diag...

The Unvaccination Movement: Should Your Child Join?

It used to be that modern medicine was a thing to be venerated, a doctor's words regarded like golden nectar of wisdom. Now, not so much. Once upon a time vaccinations were seen as miracles in a needle, warding off potentially life-threatening illnesses. In the States, the unvaccinating movement has turned epidemic, with as many as one in 10 parents refusing to vaccinate their children.

B.C. Braces For Whooping Cough Outbreak

The Fraser Health Authority is stockpiling whooping cough vaccine, preparing for a possible outbreak of the highly contagious disease. Since mid-December more than 100 cases of whooping cough — also...