California Whooping Cough Cases Reach Epidemic

Jun 23, 2014

Vaccines had almost eliminated whooping cough as a health issue.
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By early June, California already had more cases of pertussis (whooping cough) than in all of last year.

Translation: there's a whooping cough epidemic in California. 

Pertussis is another disease for which there is a vaccination, but the disease has come back from the brink of disappearing. 

We talk to the California Department of Public Health about the causes, the spread, and the treatment.