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California Battling Its Worst Whooping Cough Epidemic In 70 Years

California is battling the worst pertussis epidemic recorded in the state in seven decades.



Yolo County Officials Perplexed By Unusual Spike In Whooping Cough Cases

Dr. Constance Caldwell with the Yolo County Health Department is puzzled by the spike, because nearly 95 percent of kids in Yolo County public schools are vaccinated.


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Whooping Cough Epidemic Already Has Surged Past 2013 Numbers

In less than half a year, California has already topped 2013’s totals. In Sacramento County, cases have more than doubled year-over-year from 74 to 177.


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California Reports Whooping Cough Epidemic; More Than 800 Cases Over Past 2 Weeks

The number of whooping cough cases in California is now at an epidemic level, state health officials said Friday.


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Spike In San Joaquin County Whooping Cough Cases Prompts Health Warning

Officials say the number of cases has reached epidemic levels, with nearly 2,700 cases reported statewide in 2014, and the highest monthly total since 2010.


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Infant Dies From Whooping Cough In Placer County

A Placer County infant has died due to whooping cough, health officials announced Wednesday.


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Riverside County Infant Dies From Whooping Cough

California health officials say an infant has died from whooping cough, a highly contagious disease. It’s the first confirmed death since 2010 when an epidemic killed 10 infants in the state.


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No Whooping Cough Deaths In California Last Year

No Californian died from whooping cough in 2011, the first year since 1991 that there have been no deaths in the state from the highly infectious illness.


Survey: More Than 1 In 10 Parents Skip, Delay Kids’ Shots

By age 6, children should have vaccinations against 14 diseases, in at least two dozen separate doses, the U.S. government advises. More than 1 in 10 parents reject that, refusing some shots or delaying others mainly because of safety concerns, a national survey found.


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Study: Whooping Cough Vaccination Fades In Three Years

The vaccine against whooping cough falters after only about three years, a preliminary study suggests, adding support to school rules requiring kids to get the vaccination periodically.


Vials of Tdap vaccinations sit on a table during the Solano County health fair August 11, 2010 in Vallejo, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Dozens Of Students Sent Home For Missing Vaccine Deadline

Dozens of students were sent home from school Wednesday and dozens more didn’t even show up after the new deadline for vaccination against whooping cough passed.


Whooping Cough Vaccination Deadlines

Local school districts have issued deadlines for students to get whooping cough vaccinations. See the list of school districts and the deadline for each.