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Whooping Cough an Epidemic

STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY WHOOPING COUGH IS NOW AN EPIDEMIC IN CALIFORNIA AND IS ON PACE TO BREAK A FIFTY YEAR REDORD FOR INFECTIONS AND DEATHS FOR THE YEAR…AS OF JUNE 15, CALIFORNIA HAD 910 RECORDED CASES OF THE HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS DISEASE AND FIVE BABIES HAVE DIED FROM THE DISEASE. THE STATE PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR SAYS CHILDREN SHOULD BE VACCINATED AGAINST THE DISEASE AND PARENTS, CAREGIVERS AND INFANTS SHOULD GET A BOOSTER SHOT.