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California declares whooping cough epidemic

Jul 20, 2010 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
Officials are concerned about a rise in reported cases and five infant deaths so far. Vaccinations are urged for elderly adults, pregnant women, children and those who may have contact with infants.

California public health officials on Monday strongly urged elderly adults, children and pregnant women to get vaccinated against whooping cough, citing an epidemic in the state that is on track to be the worst in 50 years.

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