3 responses to The Amish, polio, and other unusual ailments
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    Comment on The Amish, polio, and other unusual ailments (March 30th, 2007 at 12:52)

    I’ve had four adult English friends in Cincinnati come down with whooping cough over the past three years. My first thought was similar to yours– “I didn’t know it was a real disease.” It is and it’s awful.

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    Comment on The Amish, polio, and other unusual ailments (March 31st, 2007 at 02:15)

    yeah, seems they’ve had some sizeable outbreaks at some non-Amish schools as well.

    I sure bet it’s no fun.

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    Susie
    Comment on The Amish, polio, and other unusual ailments (March 6th, 2010 at 02:03)

    As a nurse, this stuff drives me crazy. Let me say that I have been amongst the Amish in MN and WI a lot, since a friend and I started a business years ago that employed them. I value the Amish culture and my Amish friends. But this reluctance to vaccinate – which isn’t confined to the Amish but is an increasing problem with Muslims in American society, as well as a lot of mainstream Americans as well – is so foolish, and selfish. Not only are you putting your own child in danger, you are endangering surrounding communities as well ! Thus we have outbreaks like the one in Minnesota.

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