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Whooping Cough Just Across the River

By | November 24th, 2010|Preparedness|

California has had 6,400 + cases of whooping cough (pertussis) and 10 infant deaths so far in 2010, which is the highest number of cases they've had since the age of immunizations began (about 60 years ago).  Meanwhile, Arizona has had 361 cases and no deaths in 2010 compared to 277 cases in all of 2009.  Even [...]

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Whooping Cough (aka Pertussis)

By | July 2nd, 2010|Prevention|

Whooping cough (pertussis) is a vaccine preventable disease that causes a severe and chronic cough.  It’s a nuisance for adults and adolescents, but it’s potentially lethal for infants.  California is having a serious outbreak right now with 4 times the normal number of cases this year.  Our numbers are up too, but nothing like in [...]