Officials offer advice ahead of worst year for whooping cough in 50 years

General Health
The AP eports, "With nearly 18,000 cases" of whooping cough "so far this year, health officials say this is shaping up to be the worst national epidemic in more than 50 years for the highly contagious disease." The article offers advice to the public, including: "make sure your child is up-to-date on vaccination against whooping cough, or pertussis." The CDC also "advises parents to see a doctor if they or their children develop prolonged or severe coughing fits, vomiting and exhaustion."  (more…)
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