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25 June 2010

California: Whooping cough epidemic

A whooping cough epidemic has been declared in California after the deaths of five infants.

A whooping cough epidemic has been declared in California after the deaths of five infants.
 

Compared with 2009, there has been a four-fold increase in the number of whooping cough cases so far this year, said Dr. Gilberto Chavex, deputy director of the public health department's Centre for Infectious Disease. The worse may be yet to come, he added.
 

 

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