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.
Whooping Cough Cases Spike Across CaliforniaKNX1070'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.
Study: More Higher Income Parents Opt Out Of Whooping Cough VaccineA surge in whooping cough cases reported in the Southland and nationwide in 2010 may be linked in part to parents' refusal to vaccinate their children, according to a new study.
Several Students Required To Receive Whooping Cough VaccineLAUSD students heading back to school Tuesday will be required to show proof that they received a whooping cough vaccination.
Health Officials Remind Parents To Get Kids Tdap ShotRiverside County public health officials are reminding parents to get their children vaccinated against whooping cough over the summer break.
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.
Whooping Cough Cases Double From Last Peak YearTwice as many cases of whooping cough have been diagnosed this year in California as compared to the last peak year in 2005.
6,200 Cases Of Whooping Cough Reported In Calif.The California Department of Public Health says more than 6,200 Californians have been infected with whooping cough in the largest epidemic to strike the state since 1950.
Some Seniors Denied Whooping Cough VaccineHealth officials are urging seniors to get a whooping cough vaccine because of California's pertussis outbreak, but some elderly patients say doctors won't inoculate them because the vaccine is only licensed for people up to age 64.
Whooping Cough Epidemic May Break 55-Year RecordState health officials say California's whooping cough epidemic is on track to break a 55-year record, with 4,017 infections and nine deaths statewide this year.
Ninth Baby Dies From Whooping CoughCalifornia Department of Public Health spokesman Ken August told the Los Angeles Times Tuesday that the death makes this year's epidemic more deadly than one in 2005.