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  • Those whole-cell vaccines, developed in the 1940s, were made by deactivating whole pertussis bacteria.

    Whooping cough makes a comeback

  • The controversy over the whole-cell vaccines began in the late 1970s and never really ended, but they were replaced in the United States by vaccines that instead contained varying amounts and types of purified pertussis proteins.

    Whooping cough makes a comeback

  • "The acellular vaccines simply aren't as good as the good whole-cell vaccines," says James Cherry of UCLA, who has studied whooping cough for the past 30 years.

    Whooping cough makes a comeback

  • Before the introduction of whole-cell vaccines, whooping cough was at best an unpleasant passage of childhood, at worst a deadly tragedy.

    Whooping cough makes a comeback

  • The whole-cell pertussis vaccine was suggested as a cause of brain injury including epilepsy and mental retardation; however, multiple studies have found that while there are more cases of fever-induced seizures, there are not permanent brain injuries.

    Global Immunization: Vaccine Coverage is Variable

  • Neither was found to be causally related to the whole-cell pertussis vaccine.

    Global Immunization: Vaccine Coverage is Variable

  • This first version of the vaccine is referred to as the whole-cell pertussis vaccine and results in fever and redness, swelling and pain at the injection site in about 1 of every 2 patients who receive it.

    Global Immunization: Vaccine Coverage is Variable

  • While some countries, including the U.S., use the acellular version, many countries still use the more economical whole-cell version.

    Global Immunization: Vaccine Coverage is Variable

  • Known as a whole-cell patch recorder, it detects electrical currents as they pulse through individual cells.

    Boing Boing

  • Children who received whole-cell pertussis, MMR, Hib, hepatitis B or varicella vaccines were not at greater risk for diabetes than children who did not receive those vaccines.

    Diabetes

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