LOS ANGELES (AP) –The eight infants who died in California’s current whooping cough epidemic were not diagnosed with the contagious disease despite repeated visits to hospitals and clinics, according to state health officials.
OAKLAND (KCBS)_ The number of whooping cough cases continues to grow in California. In Oakland the Alameda County Department of Public Health is doing outreach and providing vaccinations.
Health officials are urging parents to get their children caught up on vaccines before students head back to school this year as the whooping cough epidemic approaches its peak in California.
California’s whooping cough epidemic shows no signs of slowing down, and now adults and older children are being urged to get a vaccine.
MARTINEZ, Calif. (KCBS) _ The recent outbreak of whooping cough in California has spurred a rash of vaccination clinics, including one in the East Bay on Friday.
Whooping cough is on the rise in the South Bay. The Santa Clara County Public Health Department is reporting a spike in the number of cases this month.
MARTINEZ, Calif. (KCBS/AP) – Contra Costa County is planning on providing free pertussis vaccinations Thursday at the Concord farmer’s market.
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Health officials are asking women and seniors to get vaccinated against whooping cough as California’s epidemic continues to grow.
California health officials are reaching out to minority communities about the statewide whooping cough epidemic that has claimed the lives of five Latino babies.
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ State health authorities say the number of whooping cough cases in California has jumped by more than 400 in two weeks.