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Whooping Cough

Whooping Cough Deaths Misdiagnosed

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.


Whooping Cough Makes a Comeback

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.


Back to School Causes New Push for Whooping Cough Vaccine

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.


Whooping Cough Recommendations Grow

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 Holds Whooping Cough Vaccination Clinic

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 Spikes in the South Bay, and Statewide

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.


CoCo County Offers Free Whooping Cough Vaccine

MARTINEZ, Calif. (KCBS/AP) – Contra Costa County is planning on providing free pertussis vaccinations Thursday at the Concord farmer’s market.


Women, Seniors Urged to Get Pertussis Shots

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Health officials are asking women and seniors to get vaccinated against whooping cough as California’s epidemic continues to grow.


Whooping Cough Epidemic has CA Reaching Out to Minority Communities

California health officials are reaching out to minority communities about the statewide whooping cough epidemic that has claimed the lives of five Latino babies.


CA Whooping Cough Epidemic Grows

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ State health authorities say the number of whooping cough cases in California has jumped by more than 400 in two weeks.