California Whooping Cough Cases Reaches Epidemic Proportions

June 16, 2014 3:45 PM

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California Whooping Cough Cases Reaches Epidemic Proportions

The number of California whooping cough cases has officially reached epidemic proportions, the California Department of Public Health reported.

Whooping cough, also known to doctors as pertussis, has experienced a resurgence this year with more than 3,400 cases reported between January 1 and June 10, 2014, according a statement released by the department.

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