Whooping Cough Cases Climb In The U.S.

December 6, 2014 10:41 PM

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Statistics show that the number of pertussis or whooping cough cases in California have jumped five times higher than those reported last year to 10,000 cases, according to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).

"Pertussis incidence is likely to continue to increase in the United States due to the natural cycle of disease and the waning of immunity conferred by currently available vaccines," the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) noted. "Strategies to prevent the most severe cases of pertussis...

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