Jefferson Exchange | June 23, 2014 | 8:00
Mon June 23, 2014
California Whooping Cough Cases Reach Epidemic
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.