Whooping Cough Reaches ‘Epidemic’ Level in California

June 14, 2014 2:40 PM

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Four Bay Area communities have been hit particularly hard: Sonoma, Napa and Marin counties and Berkeley, which reports separately from the rest of Alameda County.

The overall state incidence rate is about 9 cases per 100,000 people, the CDPH says. But for Sonoma County the rate is 103 per 100,000; in Napa it’s 65, and in Marin it’s 53. Berkeley’s rate is lower — 25 per 100,000; but that’s three times higher than the rate for Alameda County as a whole. The res...

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