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Whooping Cough Cases On The Rise In Long Beach

Forty-two confirmed cases of the highly contagious disease, technically known as pertussis, have been reported in Long Beach this year, the majority of which involve school-age children.

15 hours ago

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Officials: Infant Dies From Whooping Cough, Flu Deaths Jump to 202

California health officials say an infant has died from whooping cough, a highly contagious disease.

02/07/2014

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Whooping Cough Cases Spike Across California

KNX1070′s Mike Landa reports the number of whooping cough cases statewide increased in 2013 to more than 1,600 — that’s 600 more cases than 2012.

01/20/2014

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Vaccination Debate Continues Between SoCal Parents, Doctors

More and more Angelenos have decided not to get their children vaccinated for potentially deadly diseases, which has reignited an on-going debate between parents and doctors.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/21/2012

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Doctor Discusses Whooping Cough And Offers Prevention Tips

Whooping cough which was once thought to be almost eradicated is making a comeback.

08/12/2012

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LAUSD To Offer Free Whooping Cough Booster Shot Clinics

The school year is expected to start in a few weeks for most LAUSD students and that means there isn’t much time left to get whooping cough vaccine boosters.

08/03/2012

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Study: Whooping Cough Vaccination Fades In 3 Years

A preliminary study suggests the vaccine against whooping cough falters after only about three years, adding support to school rules requiring kids to get the vaccination periodically.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/19/2011

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LAUSD To Open Whooping Cough Booster Shot Clinics

All students entering the seventh through the twelfth grades must provide proof of a whooping cough immunization before they can enroll in classes. To encourage compliance with the new state law, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) will offer several free clinics for schools scheduled to start in early August.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/26/2011

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PSA’s Urge Parents To Get Older Students Vaccinated For Whooping Cough

As the peak of whooping cough season and the school year approach, California public health officials are pushing parents to get middle and high school students vaccinated against the highly infectious illness.

07/19/2011

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LAUSD Asks For Reprieve From Whooping Cough Mandate

The Los Angeles Unified School District is asking Gov. Jerry Brown for a reprieve from a new state law that requires students to be vaccinated for whooping cough.

07/14/2011

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Several Students Required To Receive Whooping Cough Vaccine

LAUSD students heading back to school Tuesday will be required to show proof that they received a whooping cough vaccination.

07/05/2011

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Law Requires Students To Show Proof Of Whooping Cough Vaccine

Some 3 million public and private school students in California must prove they have had a booster vaccination against whooping cough to attend grades 7 through 12 this fall.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/29/2011

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Health Officials Remind Parents To Get Kids Tdap Shot

Riverside County public health officials are reminding parents to get their children vaccinated against whooping cough over the summer break.

05/24/2011

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SoCal Whooping Cough Cases Drop By Nearly Half

The nearly 50 percent drop in whooping cough, or pertussis, cases comes after two infants died in the record 1,144 cases of people reporting symptoms in 2010.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–03/31/2011

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CDC: 21,000 Contracted Whooping Cough Last Year

Federal health officials say more than 21,000 people got whooping cough last year, many of them children and teens. That’s the highest number since 2005 and among the worst years in more than 50 years.

02/23/2011

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