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Whooping Cough Epidemic Hits California: Thousands At Risk?

The state of California is faced with a serious epidemic. In just the past two weeks, there were 800 new cases of pertussis, also known as “whooping cough”. According to California’s public health department. the total number of confirmed cases in 2014 is 3,458. That number far exceeds the total number of cases reported in 2013. Even more startling, the …

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California Whooping Cough Turns Into Epidemic

California’s whooping cough problem has gotten bad and is on the verge of being considered an epidemic. There have been at least 800 new cases reported in the state within the last two weeks. As of June 10, the Department of Public Health has recorded 3,458 cases this year. This is more than what was reported during the entire year …

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Whooping Cough Epidemic In California

California’s whooping cough cases have reached epidemic level, causing concern for citizens. According to California’s public health agency, there have been 800 new cases documented in the last two weeks. As of June 10, there have been 3,458 cases of the infection, formerly known as pertussis; that is more than the entire number of cases for the whole year of …

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Whooping Cough Cases Worry Maine Residents

Whooping cough cases are on the rise in Kennebunk, Maine. Superintendent Andrew Dolloff wants parents to take precautions at home before sending their children to school. Parents have been asked to not only vaccinate their children against whooping cough, but to be vaccinated themselves. Said Dolloff, “We don’t want to create hysteria, but it is important to share when there …

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Whooping Cough Outbreak In Lethbridge, Alberta

34 cases of whooping cough have been confirmed in the last three months in Lethbridge, Alberta, and surrounding areas, according to Global News. Health officials are urging residents to get immunized from the infectious illness if they haven’t already. Whooping cough, which is medically known as pertussis, is a “very contagious disease caused by a type of bacteria called Bordetella …

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Whooping Cough Epidemic Continues To Spread

A whooping cough epidemic has been spreading across the United States since 2012 and is still going strong. States like Colorado and Minnesota are making it a point to push vaccines to adults and school aged children in hope of stopping the spread of the epidemic. Dr. Rachel Herlihy, deputy director for the Division of Disease Control at the Colorado …

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Whooping Cough Cases on the Rise

Cases of whooping cough, also known as pertussis, are rising in some areas of the United States. Nevada is one area that has seen a rise in whooping cough cases in 2013, with Clark County having 103 reported cases of the illness so far this year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that the best way to …

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Whooping Cough Outbreak Could Be Worst In Texas In 50 Years

Texas residents are being warned of an outbreak of whooping cough that is growing in number every day. The preventable illness has spread to nearly 2,000 people in the state this year, a staggering number that may well overtake the state’s 2009 record of 3,358. The illness–also known as pertussis–is highly contagious and spreads through coughing and sneezing; it is …

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